Tea World

Lesson 11

Seed Production

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The yield of seed bearing trees is influenced by growth of trees, age of the trees, extent of moisture stress during the fruit set and seed development of both the parents. Generally, in drought prone areas, the seed yield is low. The average seed yield per seed bearer is shown in table below :

Table.  Seed yield per bearer

Years after planting Seed yield (kg per plant)
  Normal  growing condition Droughty area
3 0.3-0.5 0.1-0.2
4 0.5-0.7 0.2-0.3
5 0.7-1.0 0.3-0.5
6 1.5-2.0 0.5-0.7
7 2.0-2.5 0.7-1.0
8 2.5-3.0 1.0-1.5


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