Evaluation of Garlic Genotypes for Yield and Yield Components in Islamabad, Pakistan Environment

H. Khan, M. M. Hussain, G. Jellani, S. Tariq, T. Naseeb, S. Mahmood

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Seven different cultivars of garlic (Allium sativum L.) were evaluated for yield and yield parameters at the vegetable program (HRI), National Agricultural Research Council (NARC) Islamabad in 2014-15 and 2015-16.Yield parameters like survival %age, no of leaves/plant, plant height, no. of cloves/bulb, avg. bulb weight and fresh yield were recorded. In both years, it was observed that Cultivar “NARC-G1” gave the best survival (100%), minimum and wider leaves/plant (10), average plant height (38.2 cm), minimum cloves (8.3) per bulb and comparatively larger bulbs, maximum bulb weight (126.6 gm) and maximum fresh yield (25.6 t/ha), followed by Cultivar “ Italian”, which gave (22.4 t/ha), while Cultivar “Lehson Gulabi” was noted at the bottom and gave (15.2 t/ha).Hence, “NARC-G1” cultivar could be utilized in term of better yield and as well as industrial use for value addition purposes.


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