Tam T. M. Pham * , & Hue T. Nguyen

* Correspondence: Pham Thi Minh Tam (email: ptmtam@hcmuaf.edu.vn)

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The study was carried out from June to December, 2014. The objective of this study was to determine a suitable topping time for sweet basil variety grown in the net house at Research and Development Center for Hi-Tech Agriculture Ho Chi Minh City. A two factorial experiment was designed by the CRD (Completely Randomized Design) with three replications. Factor A consisted of three sweet basil varieties (TN12 as Control, TN33, and TN39) and the factor B was the topping times including untopping (the control), the topping when sweet basil at the four - leaves, at the six - leaves and at the eight – leaves period. The results showed that variety TN39 was suitable for extracting basil-oil because of the highest yield (3,365.4 kg/1,000 m2) and high total essential oil content (0.25%). Variety TN12 could be grown for fresh-eating spicy. The variety TN12 resulted in the fairly high yield (1,955.4 kg/1,000 m2) and total essential oil content (0.20%) with good taste. Topping the basil plant at the six – leave period reached the highest yield of 2,172.3 kg/1,000 m2.

Keywords: Sweet basil, TN12, TN33, TN39, Topping

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