African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Full Length Research Paper

Effect of age of bulb and spacing on yield and yield attributes of Kalazeera (Bunium persicum. Boiss)

Z. A. Dar, M. H. Khan* and M. A. Rather
Division of Plant Breeding and Genetics SKUAST-K, Shalimar, India.
Email: [email protected].

  •  Accepted: 12 November 2012
  •  Published: 20 December 2012


The experiments were conducted for 3 and 4 year old bulbs, respectively. The age of bulbs affect most of the characters significantly. All the morphological as well as yield parameters except number of umblets (umbel-1) showed significant increase with increase in the age of bulbs. Similarly, the effect of spacing was also found significant for most of the parameters studied except plant height. The yield of 230 and 245 kg ha-1 were obtained for 3 and 4 years old bulbs, respectively with the optimum spacing of 20 × 25 cm.


Key words: Age of bulb, spacing, yield attributes, yield, kalazeera.