Sreekara (Black Pepper)  
Year of Release 1990
Pedigree Selection from Karimunda (KS 14)
Areas of Adoption All pepper growing tracts of Kerala and Southern Karnataka
Maturity Group Medium
Yield 2677 kg dry pepper/ha
Potential yield 4200 kg dry pepper/ha
Quality Attribute   sreekara.png
Piperine 5.1%
Oleoresin 13.0%
Essential oil 7.0%
Morphological Characters  
Leaf length/breadth (cm) 11.6/6.2
Leaf shape Ovate
Spike length(cm) 8.6
Spike composition  
Bisexual % 98.0
Female % 1.0
Male % 1.0
Friut Set % 63.4
No. of fruits per spike 61
1000 fruit volume (cc) 106
1000 fruit weight (g) 108
Yield per vine 4.8 kg green pepper
Dry recovery % 35
Special characteristics  
Adaptable to various climatic conditions in all the pepper growing tracts. Gives high quality pepper.
Specific recommendations  
Use only clonal planting material. The plant protection measures and package of practices recommended by IISR are to be followed.


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