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<< JRScience Home     Volume 17 No.2   April  2006     << Back to Volume Home

GROWTH OF CHILLI (CAPSICUM ANNUUM L.) F1 HYBRID SKY LINE-2 IN RESPONSE TO DIFFERENT AGES OF TRANSPLANTS 

Safina Naz, Muhammad Akbar Anjum and Ishtiaq Ahmad

University College of Agriculture, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan. 

Abstract:

The research was conducted during 2004-2005 to observe the influence of different age of transplants on the growth of chilli F1 hybrid Sky Line-2. Ages of transplants had no significant effect on mortality percentage and root dry weight per plant. Plant height at first flowering and maturity, number of days taken to flowering, number of leaves and number branches per plant at maturity, foliage fresh and dry weight per plant and root fresh weight were affected by various ages of transplants. Fifty days old seedlings exhibited best growth in terms of plant height, number of branches, number of leaves per plant, foliage fresh and dry weight and root fresh per plant.

Keywords: Age, chilli (Capsicum annuum L.), growth, transplants.