SEED QUALITY OF SELECTED VEGETABLE SPECIES ON THE POLISH MARKET

  • Tomasz W. BRALEWSKI Agricultural University of Pozna?, Department of Horticultural Seed Science and Technology, Ul. Szamotulska 28, Baranowo 62-081
  • Roman HOLUBOWICZ August Cieszkowski Agricultural University of PoznaÅ„, Department of Horticultural Seed Science and Technology, Baranowo, Szamotulska 28, 62-081 Przeźmierowo
Keywords: seed quality, seed purity, seed market, seed germination

Abstract

In the years 2001-2003 the seed quality of 108 samples of white head cabbage, garden carrot, red beet, onion, cucumber, tomato, radish, lettuce, common bean and garden pea were checked. They came from 3 Polish seed companies and 1 foreign one operating on the Polish market. It was found out that 22.2% of the examined seed samples did not meet the standards concerning germination capacity. The worst were seeds of lettuce and head cabbage. Their samples did not meet the germination capacity standards in 55.5% and 41.7%, respectively. The best quality was found for seeds of red beet and cucumbers - all their tested samples met the germination capacity standards. The highest number of samples, which did not meet the standards, came from the company number 2, the smallest - from the company number 4. All tested seed samples met the purity standards.

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Published
2006-08-12
How to Cite
BRALEWSKI, T. W., & HOLUBOWICZ, R. (2006). SEED QUALITY OF SELECTED VEGETABLE SPECIES ON THE POLISH MARKET. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 34(1), 34-39. https://doi.org/10.15835/nbha341262
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Research Articles