Cultivation Possibilities of Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis L.) in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey

Authors

  • Ahmet YENKALAYCI Department of Plant Production and Technologies, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Muş Alparslan University
  • Mahmut GUNES County Agriculture and Forestry Directorate Kayseri
  • Kemal GUL Directorate of Provincial Agriculture And Forestry, Plant Production And Plant Health Branch Directorate

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46291/ISPECJASvol5iss2pp313-319

Keywords:

Oğulotu, Melissa officinalis, uçucu yağ oranı, uçucu yağ bileşenleri.

Abstract

This study was carried out to determine yield and quality characteristics of Lemon balm (M. officinalis L.) in in 7 districts (7 locations) under Kayseri ecological conditions for 3 years in 2015-2017.  In this research, herbage yield, essential oil content, essential oil yield and components were determined. Dry herbage yields varied between 5250-6100 kg ha-1, essential oil contents varied between 0.07-0.24%, and essential oil yields as 4.2 lt ha-1. The main essential oil components were gereniol (1.90-20.77%), nerylacetate (1.13-34.63%), linalool (4.04-25.34%), neral (5.10-12.96%), caryophylleneoxide (0.78-15.17%), geranial (1.20-14.19%), β–caryophyllene (8.50-12.93%). In terms of herbage yield and essential oil quality, Yahyalı and Kocasinan districts, had favorable environmental conditions for lemon balm cultivation. 

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Published

2021-06-02

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YENKALAYCI, A., Mahmut GUNES, & Kemal GUL. (2021). Cultivation Possibilities of Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis L.) in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. ISPEC Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 5(2), 313-319. https://doi.org/10.46291/ISPECJASvol5iss2pp313-319

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