Sharda (BSF-168-4)

Safflower variety Sharda
Nature of the cultivar Variety
Pedigree Sel. No. 168
Method of breeding/selection Selection
Method of propagation Self-pollination
Year of release 1990
Developed by AICRP (Safflower) centre
Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani
Released at Central or State level State
Notified vide S.O. No. & date 615(E), 17/8/1993
Recommended region/area Marathwada region of Maharashtra
Special attributes Moderately tolerant to aphid and wilt
Potential yield (kg/ha) 1000-1200 (Rainfed)
1600-1800 (Irrigated)
Seed Oil Content(%) 29
Days to maturity 125-130
Days to 50% flowering 90-92