Table 1: The productivity of and quality of cuttings from non-grafted and grafted chrysanthemum “Jinba”.

Batch
TreatmentYield (no. of cuttings per 10 plants)Mean length (cm)Mean node numberMean diameter (mm)Mean fresh matter (g)Mean dry matter (g)

H1Non-grafted 37 a b a a a
Grafted 42 a a b a a
H3Non-grafted 98 b a b b b
Grafted 150 a a a a a
H5Non-grafted 72 b b b b b
Grafted 83 a a a a a

Significant differences of different treatments are compared in the same batch. H1: cuttings harvested on June 17; H3: cuttings harvested on July 27; H5: cuttings harvested on September 5; values (mean ± S.E.) labelled with a different letter suffix differ significantly from one another at the same time point according to Duncan’s multiple range test ( ).