Evaluation Of Black Turmeric (Curcuma Caesia) Genotypes for Growth, Yield and Quality

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V. Narendhiran, S. Madhavan, S. Anuja, M. Thiruppathi


The field experiment was conducted at Vadapalani village of Erode district to evaluate twenty black turmeric genotypes for their growth, yield and quality. The study revealed that significant difference exists  among the genotypes collected and the genotype BTG 12 collected from Mekkarai, Tenkasi of Tamilnadu state showed better results among all growth, yield and quality parameters such as Plant height (139.20 cm), No. of leaves plant-1 (11.7), Number of tillers plant-1(1.45), Chlorophyll content (33.86 SPAD units), Number of rhizomes plant-1 (15.90), Number of primary fingers plant-1(5.95) , Fresh rhizome yield plant -1(321 g), Estimated yield ha-1 (23.6 t ha-1), Days taken for maturity (267) and Curcumin content (2.05 %) followed by the genotype BTG 6 collected from Ariyankavu, Kerala and the least performance was observed from the genotype BTG 13 which was collected from Panjagutta, Hyderabad. From the invest



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