IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 6, June 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Hamdi Zenginbal, Ayhan Haznedar, Elif Zenginbal
This study was carried out to determine the suitable time for preparation of cuttings, type of cuttings, and various IBA concentrations to root semi-hardwood cuttings of Turkish tea clone cultivars in Rize (Turkey), during 2010 and 2011. The cuttings were collected on 15 July and 1 August. After pre-treating with 0, 2000, 4000 and 6000 ppm IBA, the cuttings with full leaf and half leaf cuttings were rooted in perlite medium at the unheated but mist propagated glasshouse. Semi- hardwood cuttings were exposed to the rooting media for 60 days, and then, they all were removed from media to determine the survival rate, rooting rate, root number, root length, root diameter and root quality.