ROOTING RESPONSE OF VARIOUS OLIVE CULTIVARS TO DIFFERENT CUTTING LENGTHS

A.A. Awan, E. Ullah, G. Idris
The experiment was conducted to study growth response of five olive cultivars to different cutting lengths at the Agricultural Research Institute Tarnab, Peshawar, during 2001. Hardwood stem cuttings of 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 cm were taken from cultivars ‘Azerbaijan’, ‘Uslu’, ‘Improved Nabali’, ‘Manzallino’ and ‘Leccino’. Maximum number of shoots (5.51), shoot length (22.29 cm), root length (12.60 cm) and survival (65.55%) were recorded with 20 cm cuttings of ‘Azerbaijan’. Early day to sprouting (33.24), and maximum number of root (15.39) were found in 15 cm cuttings of ‘Azerbaijan’. Significantly increased number of shoots (4.27 per plant), shoot length (17.50 cm), number of root (11.76), root length (8.73 cm), plant survival (56.88%) were found in ‘Azerbaijan’ irrespective of cuttings length. Cuttings with 20 cm length proved to be superior as for numbers of shoot (5.30), shoot length (21.16 cm), root length (11.24 cm) and plant percent survival (60.66%). Whereas 15 cm length proved best for number of roots per plant (13.43), plant survival percentage (59.06) and needing less days to sprout (35.35).
Awan, A.A., Ullah, E. and Idris, G. (2012). ROOTING RESPONSE OF VARIOUS OLIVE CULTIVARS TO DIFFERENT CUTTING LENGTHS . Acta Hortic. 949, 365-369
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.949.53
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.949.53
olive, Olea europea L., cultivars, cuttings, length and growth
English

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