ISSN : 2320-7051

  • No. 772, Basant Vihar, Kota

    Rajasthan-324009 India

  • Call Us On

    +91 9784677044


International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : (529) Last page : (533)
Article doi: :

Combination Effect of Corm Size and Spacing on Growth and Corm Yield of Gladiolus

Shashi Bhushan Singh*, A. K. Pal, Sandeep K. Mauriya, Kulveer Singh Yadav and Sunil Kumar Pal

Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University,
Varanasi-221005, U.P., India
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 30.04.2018  |  Revised: 28.05.2018   |  Accepted: 7.06.2018  



The present experiment was conducted during winter season on gladiolus cv. Punjab Morning at Horticultural Research Farm Department of Horticulture, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221 005 (Uttar Pradesh) during the year 2016-17. The investigation was laid out factorial randomized block design with three replications. The treatment comprises nine combination with three corm sizes viz. C1 (2-3 cm), C2 (3.1-4 cm) and C3 (4.1-5 cm) and three spacing S1 (30 × 20 cm), S2 (30 × 25 cm) and S3 (30 × 30 cm). The data on various growth and corm production parameters recorded from 5 randomly selected plants from each treatment in each replication to standardize the combination of optimum corm sized and spacing. Results revealed that combination effect of 4.1-5.0 cm corm size and 30 × 30 cm spacing result maximum length of longest leaf (42.7 cm), width of longest leaf (4.8 cm), number leaves per plant (15.7) and diameter of corm (7.7 cm) whereas maximum number of corms per hill (3.7) and maximum weight of corms per plant (147.7 g) recorded in T7, highest (9.8 days) days for 1st sprouting in T2, maximum number of sprouts per hill (3.90) in T6, number of cormels per hill (24.7) in T8, weight of cormels per plant (16.6 g) in T5 and maximum plant height (94.5 cm) was recorded with T1.

Key words- Gladiolus, Cormels, Leaf, Corms

Full Text : PDF; Journal doi :

Cite this article: Singh, S.B., Pal, A.K., Mauriya, S.K., Yadav, K.S., and Pal, S.K., Combination Effect of Corm Size and Spacing on Growth and Corm Yield of Gladiolus, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(3): 529-533 (2018). doi: