Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
Evaluation of double whorled balsam (Impatiens balsamina L.) genotypes for growth, flowering and seed attributes
Author(s): Sumit Pal, Anil K Singh, Anjana Sisodia, AK Pal and Anupam Tiwari
Abstract: A study was conducted to evaluate the different balsam genotypes for their growth, flowering and seed attributes during the year 2014-15. Eighteen double whorled genotypes of balsam which were collected from different parts of country and maintained at Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., India were evaluated in a Randomize Block Design with three replications. Results of study showed that genotype BD2 resulted in maximum number of branches per plant both primary (11.50) and secondary (18.05), leaf length (14.80 cm), number of flowers/plant (345.66), number of seeds/plant (4025.00), number of pods/plant (345.66) and weight of seeds/plant (55.66 g), whereas, earliest bud initiation (26.33) and early flowering (29.66 days), among all the genotypes. Genotype BD13 showed minimum plant height (46.20 cm) and earliest seed ripening (25.33 days) after pod formation.
How to cite this article:
Sumit Pal, Anil K Singh, Anjana Sisodia, AK Pal, Anupam Tiwari. Evaluation of double whorled balsam (Impatiens balsamina L.) genotypes for growth, flowering and seed attributes. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2):2901-2904.