High heterosis over better parents was recorded in 32 hybrids pooled over three
environments for yield and its components in safflower. The hybrids exhibited the
maximum heterosis for seed yield/plant followed byseeds/capitulum on secondarybranch,
secondary branches/plant and seeds/capitulum on primary branch. Highest value of
heterosis over better parent (92.3"10) was recorded for seed yield/plant in the hybrid MS-l X
NS-I016. In general, hybrids derived from genic male sterile lines gave better performance
for seed yield and other characters.
Keywords: Heterosis, yield components, safflower.
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
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