Amadumbe 2914, Amadumbe 3053, Amadumbe 43 and Amadumbe 56, established with bigger cormels
0 mL) in combination with NPK (17: 17: 17) produced higher sprouting, plant height, number of leaves per plant, leaf area, spike length, spike diameter, stem length, flower characteristics, vase life, number of cormels
plant-1, diameter of cormels
and weight of cormels
per plant than all other treatments.
that weighed more than 5 g were considered to be commercial.
Afterwards, they were sown in the field and 80--90 % cormels
were found to germinate and among them 20 % exhibited flowering in the first year.
4-6a and b) Corms produce cormels
around the new corm every year.
For cocoyam, weight and size of the cormels
were 90 to 100% within the categories, but surface damages were present in 24% of the evaluated cormels
, from this 7% were severe damages.
Saving and planting the cormels
will build up your stock.
At the same time a number of tiny offspring called cormels
sprout from the parent corm.
They also produce cormels
, or small corms, at the base; you can pick these off and replant them, but they generally won't bloom for the first two years.
The underground cormels
provide easily digested starch; and the leaves are nutritious spinach-like vegetable, which give a lot of minerals, vitamins and thiamine [5, 6, 7].
The Gladiolus plant is propagated mainly through vegetative reproduction of cormlets and cormels
In proper conditions, with no summer water, plants naturalize by seed and cormels