Effect of sowing date on the quantity and quality of the yield of summer savory (Satureja hortensis L.) grown for a bunch harvest



The aim of the study was to estimate the influence of the sowing date (10 April, 25 April and 10 May) on the quantity and quality of summer savory cv. ‘Saturn’ grown for a bunch harvest. It was proved that sowing date made a significant influence on the yield quantity. Higher yield was obtained when seeds were sown on 25 April, but only according to yield collected from the plots where the earliest sowing date (10 April) was used. There was no significant effect of earlier sowing date on the plant mass. However, the highest participation of leaves in the yield was noted for sowing on 10 April. The obtained yield was characterized by high content of mineral compounds. The content of essential oil in the aerially dried herb amounted 1.05-1.55%.
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