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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (1442) Last page : (1448)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6353

Effects of Sowing Time and Seeding Depth on Germination and Growth of Papaya Seedlings

Rakesh Kumar, V. S. Beniwal and Prince*
Department of Horticulture, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar
*Corresponding Author E-mail: prince.hau@gmail.com
Received: 7.01.2018  |  Revised: 15.02.2018   |  Accepted: 19.02.2018  


Papaya (Carica papaya L.) is a popular fruit of tropics and subtropics of the world. India is in the forefront of papaya producing nations. Papaya nursery is normally raised by seeds. The experiment was executed at the experimental orchard of Department of Horticulture, CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar, to study the response of sowing time (15th Feb. to 15th Sep. at monthly intervals) and seed depth (0.5, 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 cm) on germination and growth of papaya seedlings. Papaya significantly affected by time of sowing and depth of sowing. Minimum days taken to start germination were observed in month of July at depth 0.5cm whereas maximum in February at depth 2.0cm, maximum percent germination was found at depth 1.5cm in month of July and minimum at 2.0cm depth in the month of February. Days taken to complete germination were found in month of August at depth 1.0cm, maximum were found in February at depth 2.0cm.

Key words: Papaya, Bisexual flower, Fruit crop, Seed.

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Cite this article: Kumar, R., Beniwal V.S. and Prince, Effects of Sowing Time and Seeding Depth on Germination and Growth of Papaya Seedlings, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 6(1): 1442-1448 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6353