Preliminary results of stevia plant (Stevia rebaudiana)

NOC FASLLIA1 BAKI DERVISHI2* VALBON BRAHIMLLARI2 FIQIRI TAHIRI2, jANAQ MALE3

1Agricultural University of Tirana

2Center for Agricultural Transfer Technology of Fushe –Kruja

3SNV, Netherlands Development Organization Tirana

*corresponding author e-mail: bakidervishi@yahoo.com

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Abstract

The study was conducted at the experimental plots of the Agricultural Technology Transfer Center(ATTC) Fushe – Kruja, from 2013 to 2014. The objectives of this study were, recognition with bio morphology of the growth and development of Stevios plant under conditions of our country. The study design consists of 30 plant pots planted with the STEVIAS. Indicators studied, were: time of planting, the beginning of growth, plant growth height in cm, number of brothers, number of branches in the main branch, the average number of leaves, total number of leaves. Planting was carried out on 20 February 2013, followed by the onset of growth on 3/25/2013 to 3/04/2014, ripening and harvest in September 5-10 October. At the end of the production these results were taken according to the study indicators. The height of the plant was carried 71.53 ± 11.08cm, depending on feeding conditions and illumination which according to requirements of this plant is one of the most dominant factors. The average number of brothers per branch is to 10.6 ± 2.4, which shows a high potential for stevia plant production. The average number of leaves per branch is 48.13 ± 9.26, and with a total leaves of 517. 03 ± 176.25, which are quantitative harvestable indicators of plant. Weight of plant was conducted at 49.46 ± 4.987gr.

Keyword; time of planting, the beginning of growth, height growth, number of brothers, number of branches 

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