Parbhani Kusum (PBNS-12)

Safflower variety PBNS-12
Nature of the cultivar Variety
Pedigree PBNS-9-97 x PI 248567
Method of breeding/selection Pedigree method
Method of propagation Self-pollination
Year of release 2001
Developed by AICRP (Safflower) centre
Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani
Released at Central or State level Central
Notified vide S.O. No. & date 122(E), 6/2/2007
Recommended region/area All India
Special attributes Moderately tolerant to aphid, Alternaria
leaf blight
Potential yield (kg/ha) 1900-2000 (Irrigated)
1200-1500 (Rainfed)
Seed Oil Content(%) 29
Days to maturity 135-140
Days to 50% flowering 83-90