Safflower variety SSF-708
Nature of the cultivar Variety
Pedigree NARI-2 x JSI-99
Method of breeding/selection Selection
Method of propagation Self-pollination
Year of release 2010
Developed by AICRP (Safflower) centre, Solapur
Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
Released at Central or State level State
Notified vide S.O. No. & date 2125(E), 10/9/2012
Recommended region/area Safflower growing areas of Maharashtra
Special attributes Moderately tolerant to aphid
Average yield (kg/ha) 1376 (Rainfed)
2276 (Irrigated)
Seed Oil Content(%) 29.1
Days to maturity 115-120
Days to 50% flowering 68-72