Overview of Seed Production in Floriculture Crops

Laxmi Patil *

Department of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, 580 005, India.

V. K. Deshpande

Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, 580 005, India.

Umesh Chimmalagi

Department of Agriculture, Karunya Institute of Technology and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 641 114, India.

D. Jeevitha

Department of Agriculture, Karunya Institute of Technology and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, 641 114, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Floriculture, one of the potential components of horticulture industry, deals with cultivation, processing and marketing of ornamental plants and maintenance of garden and it includes annuals, biennials and perennial ornamentals. Worldwide demand for flowering annuals is high to beautify our landscape. The majority of annuals can only be propagated by seeds. The flowering annual seed business has developed into a significant industry as a result of the demand for these plants in the global floricultural trade. The majority of the flower seeds are imported into India. Eventually, flower seeds are very expensive and difficult to obtain for farmers. Every species of flower raised for seed has its own planting period, culture, difficulties and harvesting processes. A mild environment with little rain during growth and harvest seasons is a vital requirement for good seed production. Hybrid seeds of these plants have high vigour and superior quality. Hybrid seed production for the export market is very crucial. The production of seeds in flower crops is covered in this review.

Keywords: Flower crops, annuals, environment, seed production, hybrid seeds

How to Cite

Patil , L., Deshpande , V. K., Chimmalagi, U., & Jeevitha, D. (2023). Overview of Seed Production in Floriculture Crops. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 13(10), 2791–2802. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i102944


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