New Varieties of Crops

RICE
Varsha  
Duration 115-120 days (Kharif). 105-110 days (Rabi and Summer)
Yield Grain - 3787 kg/ha Straw - 6835 kg/ha
Characters Photoperiod insensitive, non-lodging, mid early variety resistant to WBPH and moderately resistant to blue beetles. Low susceptibility to blast and sheath blight under field conditions. Kernel red. long bolo and non-glutinous. Recommended for double crop wet lands of Palakkad and Thrissur.
Dhanu  
Duration 159 days.
Yield Grain - 3750 kg/ha Straw - 7188 Kg/ha
Characters Photosensitive, Semitall, late maturing variety suitable for second crop season in Onattukara region. Withstand flood and drought conditions. Tolerant to stemborer, moderately tolerant to sheath blight, brown leaf spot, Red Kernel, Resistant to shattering.
Chingam  
Duration 98 days.
Yield Grain 3910 kg/ha
Characters Non-photosensitive, Semitall, non lodging, early variety suitable for dry sowing in Onattukara region for Virippu season. Moderately tolerant to shealth blight and brown leaf spot. Tolerant to stemborer. Kernel red.
Kunjukunju Varna  
Duration 110-115 days.
Yield High Yield Potential
Characters Photoperiod insensitive, early maturing, red rice variety. moderately tolerant to major pests like gall fly,leaf folder, whorlmaggot and stemborer. Moderately resistant to blast and moderately susceptible to shealth blight. Non-lodging, non-shattering and responsive to fertilizer. Suitable for double cropped areas of Palakkad, Thrissur and Ernakulam.
Kunjukunju Priya  
Duration 105-110 days
Yield High Yield Potential
Characters
Early maturing red rice. Non-lodging, non-shattering and fertilizer responsive. Moderately resistant to blast. Moderately susceptible to shealth blight. Moderately tolerant to major pests like gall fly, leaf folder, whorl maggot and stem borer. Suitable for double cropped areas of Palakkad, Thrissur and Ernakulam.
Gouri  
Duration 115-120 days.
Yield High Yield Potential
Characters Medium tillering, dwarf, non-lodging medium duration variety moderately resistant to major diseases and pests. Kernel medium bold and red. Recommended for Kuttanad and Kole regions of Kerala.
Swetha  
Duration 140-145 days (Kharif: 135-140 days (Rabi)
Yield Grain - 4500-5000 kg/ha Straw - 5000-6000 kg/ha
Characters Semitall, non-lodging, medium tellering, erect habit, photoperiod non-sensitive, white kernelled. Suitable for 2nd crop in irrigated low lands and black cotton soils of Chittoor in Palakkad.

 
  SWEET POTATO
Sree Arun  
Duration 3 months.
Yield 20-28 t/ha
Characters Tubers short/spherical shaped with pink skin and cream flesh colour. More suited to upland condition.
Sree Varun  
Duration 3 months
Yield 20-28 t/ha
Characters Tubers short/spherical shaped with cream skin and flesh colour. Suited to upland conditions.
   
  TAPIOCA
Vellayani Hraswa  
Duration 155-180 days
Yield 44t/ha.
Characters Dwarf, branching and susceptible to drought. Tuber flesh colour is creamy white, starch content 27.8% and cyanogen content 53 ppm.
   
  SESAMUM
Thilarani  
Duration 77 days.
Yield 580 kg/ha
Characters Semitall plants. No major pests and diseases. Capable of withstanding flood. Oil content 50.2%
   
  GINGER
IISR Mahima  
Duration 200 days
Yield 23200 kg/ha (fresh)
Characters Plumby bold rhizomes. Dry recovery 23%. Fibre content 3.26% (low).
IISR Rejatha  
Duration 200 days
Yield 22400 kg/ha (fresh)
Characters Plumby bold rhizomes. Rich in oil and oleoresin. Dry recovery 19%, Fibre content 4% (low).
   
  NUT MEG
IISR Viswashree  
Yield From 8" year old tree - 1000 fruits; 1.33 kg mace; 9 kg. dry nut.
Characters

Early variety, potential yield at 25th year. Fruits in clusters (4-5). Nut dry recovery 70%, Mace dry recovery 35%.

   
  CARDAMOM
PV-2  
Maturity

120 days (flowering to harvest)

Dry yield 982 kg/ha
Characters Dull white rhizomes. Tolerant to thrips, Azhukal/Capsule rot and Rhizome rot. Colour of cured capsule is parrot green. Specially suited for Idukki high ranges.
   
  TURMERIC
Sona  
Duration 240-270 days
Yield 4.02-7.05 t/ha. (dry rhizomes)
Characters Orange yellow rhizomes, medium bold with no tertiary fingers. Best suited for central zone of Kerala.
Varna  
Duration 240-270 days
Yield 4.16 to 6.37 t/ha. (dry rhizomes)
Characters Bright orange yellow rhizomes. Medium bold fingers with closer internodes. Tertiary fingers present. Suited to central zone of Kerala.
   
  KACHOLAM
Kasthuri  
Duration 210-240 days
Yield 2.27 to 2.52 t/ha (dry rhizomes)
Characters Light brown rhizomes with large secondary rhizomes. Suited for central zone of Kerala.
   
  COCOA
CCRP-8  
Yield 90.4 pods/plant/year (11.40 kg wet bean/plant/year)
CCRP-9  
Yield 105.7 pods/plant/year (8.97 kg. wet bean/plant/year)
CCRP-10  
Yield 79.6 pods/plant/year (8.15 kg. wet bean/plant/year)
   
  VEGETABLE COWPEA
Varun  
Duration 110-120 days
Pod yield 8.4 t/ha
Characters Plant is bush type, pods light green, 28.13 cm long and 19 seeds per pod. Seeds are cream coloured and plumpy.
Anaswara  
Duration 110-120days
Pod yield 12.5 t/ha
Characters Semitrailing plants. Pods light green coloured with plympy cream coloured seeds. Comparatively tolerant to moisture stress.
   
  AMARANTHUS
Mohini  
Duration 120-130 days
Yield 13.2 t/ha
Characters Medium branching, stem thick green coloured with red colour at basal parts. Leaves dark green and ethiptical. Ideal for cultivation in summer season.
   
  OKRA
Susthira  
Duration 120-145 days
Yield 1.5kg/plant (35 fruits/plant)
Characters Attractive light green fruits. Excellent fruit quality. Highly resistant to yellow vein mosaic virus. Susceptible to shoot and fruit borer.
   
  PUMPKIN
Swarna  
Duration 90-120 days
Yield 12.42 kg/plant
Characters Vigorous growth with elongated shaped medium fruits. Flesh colour orange. Resistant to pests and diseases. Responsive to fertilizers
   
  CHILLI
Anugraha  
Maturity 92 days (Early)
Yield 549.33 g/plant (186 green fruits/plant)
Characters Plants are short statured with good spread. Resistant to bacterial wilt. Long fruits with good green chilli characteristics.
   
  TOMATO
Anagha  
Days to harvest 99 days (seed to fruit harvest)
Yield 30 t/ha
Characters Early maturing, fertilizer responsive variety, fruits round shaped. flesh colour red, slightly acidic, resistant to fruit cracking(radial and concentric) and free from green shoulders. Resistant to bacterial will.
   
  SNAKE GOURD
Baby  
Duration 120-140 days
Yield 50.76-56.83 t/ha
Characters Small, elongated and uniformly white coloured fruits. Tolerant to mosaic disease under field conditions. Good cooking quality.