Revista Brasileira de Plantas Medicinais
Print version ISSN 1516-0572
SOUSA, T.V. et al. Harvest season and physiological quality of coriander seeds produced in the north of Minas Gerais. Rev. bras. plantas med. [online]. 2011, vol.13, n.spe, pp. 591-597. ISSN 1516-0572. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-05722011000500015.
The present study aimed to evaluate the harvest season and physiological quality of coriander seeds produced in the North of Minas Gerais. The first season of harvest of the seeds was performed 15 days after full bloom, when approximately 50% of plants had flowers. The other crops were carried out 7 in 7 days, until the seeds reach 14,0% moisture, a fact that occurred in the 6th harvest. Immediately after each harvest, the seeds were evaluated for water content, germination and vigor tests (first count, seedling emergence and emergence speed index). The physiological maturity of coriander seeds, cultivate Verdão, occurs between 42 to 44 days after flowering, when the seeds had humidity around 28,0% at physiological maturity, the harvest may be held until 50 days after flowering, when seeds had 14,0% humidity.
Keywords : Coriandrum sativum L.; harvest season; physiological quality.