Horticultural Studies (HortiS) 2019, Vol 36, Num, 1     (Pages: 13-23)

The effects of different applications on the cut flower performance of the promising gypsophila genotype (GA8)

Ayşe Serpil KAYA 1 ,Köksal AYDİNŞAKİR 1 ,Şekip ERDAL 1 ,Soner KAZAZ 2

1 Batı Akdeniz Tarımsal Araştırma Enstitüsü, Antalya
2 Ankara Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Bahçe Bitkileri Bölümü, Ankara
DOI : 10.16882/derim.2019.449219 Viewed : 85 - Downloaded : 38 Turkey has a rich flora in terms of gypsophila species. But, there hasn`t been any gypsophila variety which has been developed and brought to the sector until today. Therefore, external dependence is continuing at the production material. In this study, it was aimed to determine the plant spacing on the cut flower performance (30x40 cm, 40x50 cm, 60x60 cm), planting time (October, December, April) and photoperiod (14, 15, and 16 hours) of the hopeful gypsophila genotype (GA8) developed with clone selection method among the Gypsophila species deployed in Turkish flora. The research was carried out in the Batı Akdeniz Agricultural Research Institute between 2016 and 2017. The period to flowering, pedicle length and thickness, stem weight, vase life and flower yield parameters were determined in this study. As a result, October month as the planting time, 30x40 cm as the planting spacing and 16 hours as the photoperiod were determined as better results than the other applications in terms of many parameters investigated. Keywords : Plant density; Planting time; Photoperiod; Flower yield; Quality