Extending Storage Duration of Mother Scales for Enlarging Scale Bulblets and Soluble Carbohydrates Content in Lily “Arabian Red”

Authors

1 Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Guilan, P.O. Box 41635-1314. Rasht, Iran

2 Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Guilan, P.O. Box 41635-1314. Rasht, Iran

3 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Guilan, P.O. Box 41635-1314. Rasht, Iran

Abstract

Oriental hybrid lily “Arabian Red” mother scales were stored in moist cocopeat and perlite (1:1) for 3 or 5 months at 25 ̊C. The numbers of scale
bulblets per mother scale were nearly identical in two durations. Increasing storage duration promoted the growth of roots (number and length) and No. scales per scale bulblets. And, diameters of scale bulblets were more in longer storage duration (5 months) than 3 months. Therefore, storage duration affects size, no quantity of scale bulblets in “Arabian Red” lily. This can cause with giving opportunity to scale bulblet for more consuming the reserves of parent scale and extending the root growth, then produce greater bulblet. The results show that scale bulblets had more sucrose and glucose in 5 months, the content of fructose did not change in development process nevertheless, it seems, that has not any effect on the sprouting bulblets.

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