STUDY ON HYDRO PRIMING OF POMEGRANATE SEEDS FOR GERMINATION AND SEEDLING VIGOURTanumita Mondal and Ankan Das
Among various seed enhancement method, seed priming is an efficient and inexpensive method for increasing and improving seed vigour & germination and seedling growth. Therefore, the present experiment was carried out with hydropriming of pomegranate seeds where the seeds after being procured were dipped in water for 0, 10, 20 and 30 hours and for 40 and 50 minutes respectively. Completely Randomized Design (CRD) was followed with three replications for each treatment. From the study it was obtained that hydro priming treatment and soaking durations significantly increased growth parameters such as germination percentage, number of leaves, length of leaves, length of roots, number of rootlets and total length of seedling. Overall, the results revealed that hydro priming of the seeds for 30 hours followed by soaking in water for 40 minutes were the two best treatments that gave noticeable results for different parameters.