Agricultural Sciences


Agro-technology of Gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii)


Agricultural Sciences

Focus Area:

Gerbera jamesonii

Social Benefits:

The technology is positioned for import substitution of Gerbera cultivars from abroad, Tissue culture as well as nursery production protocols are available for Gerbera varieties , Vase life of cut flowers is more than 12 days , In vitro cultures to tissue culture firms for mass multiplication , Training on agro-technology practices

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Himachal Pradesh

Technology Readiness Index:

Market Launch

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Brief Description

Description :

Gerbera varieties developed by CSIR-IHBT . Five cultivars were developed through hybridization and selection approach for commercial cultivation. The cultivars have standard flower size, double and semi-double flower heads and bright colours such as light yellow (Him Saumya), red purple (Him Gaurav), yellow orange (Him Aabha), red bicolour (Him Apoorva) and bright yellow (Him Keerti). The yield of flowers in cultivars is more than 20 flowers/plant/year and are as per the flower colour preference in the market.

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