The effects of different harvest times on essential oil content and yield of summer savory (Satureja hortensis) under Cukurova conditions


Tans, S.

Turkish Journal of Field Crops 4(1): 25-28

1999


The effect of developmental stage (preflowering, flowering or postflowering) at harvesting on yield and essential oil content of S. hortensis, grown in Turkey, was investigated. Ontogenetic stage at harvesting influenced essential oil yield and drug yield. High dry leaf yields (53.5-55.5 kg/da) were obtained when plants were harvested during or after flowering.