The Development of High Yielding Tea Clones to Increase Indonesian Tea Production

  • Bambang Sriyadi
  • Rohayati Suprihatini
  • Heri Syahrian Khomaeni
Part of the Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China book series (ATSTC)


Generally, tea productivity in Indonesia is low and difficult to improve due to the fact that the majority of its plants are seedlings and of older age. Efficient plantation management requires replanting of older plants using clones with high yield potential. 3,500 to 4,200 kg/(ha·year) potentially yielding GMB 1– 5 and, 4,000 to 5,500 kg/(ha·year) potentially yielding GMB 6–11 have been released as leading tea clones as substitutes for the seed-based older plants. However, the development of these clones has lagged behind due to badlyperforming replanting programs implemented in almost all the plantations in Indonesia. Using these GMB series tea clones should potentially increase Indonesian tea plantations productivity to 3,000 kg/(ha·year).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bambang Sriyadi
    • 1
  • Rohayati Suprihatini
    • 1
  • Heri Syahrian Khomaeni
    • 1
  1. 1.Indonesia Research Institute for Tea and Cinchona (RITC)Bandung City, West JavaIndonesia

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