Pournami (Black Pepper)

Year of Release 1991
Pedigree Selection from the germplasm (coll.812)
Areas of Adoption All pepper growing tracts of Kerala and Karnataka
Maturity Group Medium
Yield 2333 kg dry pepper/ha
Potential yield 5356 kg dry pepper/ha
Quality Attribute  
Piperine 4.1%
Oleoresin 13.8%
Essential oil 3.4%
Morphological Characters  
Leaf length/breadth (cm) 15.6/8.5
Leaf shape Ovate-lanceolate
Spike length(cm) 12
Spike composition  
Bisexual % 84.0
Female % 15.0
Male % 1.0
Friut Set % 68
No. of fruits per spike 79
1000 fruit volume (cc) 130
1000 fruit weight (g) 128
Yield per vine 4.7 kg green pepper
Dry recovery % 31
Special characteristics  
Tolerant to root knot nematode. A moderately high yielding vine with high oleoresin content.
Specific recommendations  
Use only clonal planting material. Strict plant protection measures recommended. The package of practices recommended by IISR are to be followed.


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