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safflower-varieties(BSF-168-4)(Spiny)

Sharda (BSF-168-4)

Year of release

1990

Released at central or state level

State

Developed by

AICRP Safflower centre, Marathwada Agricultural Univeristy, Parbhani

Recommended region/area

Marathwada region of Maharashtra

Nature of plant

Spiny

Branching habit

From base to plant

Plant height (cm)

90-95

Days to 50% flowering

90-92

Days to maturity

125-130

Capitulum size

-

Seed size

Medium

100 seed weight (g)

5.2-5.7

Hull content (%)

-

Seed oil content (%)

29

Special attributes

Moderately tolerant to aphids and wilt

Potential yield (kg/ha)

1000-1200 (rainfed)

1600-1800 (irrigated)

Average yield (kg/ha)

-

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