Olive (Olea europaea L.) cuttings taken from different varieties, were studied at the Agricultural Research Institute, Tarnab, Peshawar in February 2000.The cuttings were struck in 3000-ppm solution of IBA for 5 minutes before planting on beds prepared from sand, silt and FYM and then were covered with transparent plastic sheets for arresting proper humidity. Varieties Azarbaijan and Earleeg showed significantly maximum number of leaves per cutting (65.88 and 64.55 respectively) and shoot length (18.21 and 17.88 cm respectively). Variety Azarbaijan gave significantly higher sprouting percentage (48.66%) and the number of shoots per cutting (4.88) followed by variety Earleeg with 35.55% sprouting and 3088 number of leaves per cutting. The shoot diameters were not significantly different in either variety. It can be concluded from the results that variety Azarbaijan gave the best performance followed by Earleeg in the agro-climatic conditions of Peshawar as regards the cutting performance is concerned.
Azmat Ali Awan , Javed Iqbal and Fazli Wahab , 2001. Performance of Olive (Olea europaea L.) Cuttings Taken from Different Varieties in the Agro-climatic Conditions of Peshawar. Journal of Biological Sciences, 1: 440-441.