Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 12, Issue 3&4,2014
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Phenology and green leaf yield of coriander at different sowing dates and harvesting times


Sagarika Guha 1, Amit Baran Sharangi 2*, Sandip Debnath 3

Recieved Date: 2014-04-07, Accepted Date: 2014-09-18


Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.), one of the major seed spices, is valued both for leaves as well as seeds that are often used for culinary and medicinal purposes worldwide. However, there is limited research on management practices for efficient utilization of this crop for both leaf and seed production. The principle objective of this study was to optimise sowing time of the crop and harvest times of leaves. The experiment comprised of seven dates of sowing and three harvest treatments, no harvest, 1 harvest and 2 harvests, at 30 - 63 DAS when each harvest was made on coriander plants cultivated during months of September through March. The first and second harvests were made at about 15 days interval when leaves were without any signs of serration and in ideal marketable condition and preferred by the consumers. The time of sowing influenced significantly the days taken for seedling emergence and the production of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd leaf. Thereafter, November sown seeds were earliest to emerge and produce leaves among different sowing dates. Both, sowing date and harvest time had significant effect on flowering time, leaf serration, seed setting and physiological maturity of coriander. Sowing in October resulted in superior leaf yield compared to other sowing dates. Two harvests may be recommended as a crucial agronomic practice for better green leaf yield.


Coriander, Coriandrum sativum, sowing dates, leaf harvesting, phenology, green leaf yield

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2014
Volume: 12
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 251-254

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