Kodagu Cardamom-Suvasini (C.C.S-1) (Small Cardamom)
Plant type Malabar
Year of Release 1997
Pedigree A selection from open pollinated progeny of CL-37
Areas of Adoption All cardamom growing tracts of Karnataka
Maturity Group 112 days from flowering to fruit
Yield 745 kg dry capsules/ha
Potential yield 1322 kg dry capsules/ha
Quality Attribute  
Essential oil 8.7%
Dry recovery 22%
Terpenyl acetate 37%
1.8-Cineole 42%
Morphological Characters  
Colour of aerial shoot Green
Plant height (cm) 205
Leaf length/breadth (cm) 63/11
No. of tillers per clump 41
No. of panicles per clump 37
No. of flowers per panicle 129
No. of capsules per panicle 60
Reaction to major pests and diseases
Thrips (Sciothrips cardamom) Tolerant
Shoot/panicle/capsule borer
(Conogethes puncitferalis)
Special characteristics  

Highly adapted and produces 89% bold (7.2 mm and above) capsules.Suitable for high production technology. Responds well for nutritional inputs

*based on CYT-6

Specific recommendations  
Use of clonal planting material recommended. High production technology recommended by IISR is to be followed.


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