Nithyasree (Cinnamon)
Year of Release 1996
Pedigree Seedling selection from Indian collection
Areas of Adoption All cinnamon growing areas of India
Crop Duration 3 years for first harvest
Yield 200 kg dry quills/ha
Potential Yield 250 kg/ha
Quality Attribute   nithyasree.png
Bark oil 2.7%
Leaf oil 3.0%
Bark oleoresin 10.0%
Brak recovery 30.7%
Cinnamaldehyde in bark oil 58%
Cinnamaldehyde in leaf oil 14%
Eugenol in bark oil 5.0%
Eugenol in leaf oil 78%
Morphological Characters
Height of tree at 5 years(m) 5-7
Trunk girth at 5 years(cm) 45
Colour of young flushes Light purple turning green in 2-4 days
Leaf length/bredth(cm) 15.40/5.70
Nature of flowering Terminal and auxillary.
Time taken for flowering 4 years
Shoot regeneration capacity 18.90/4 plants
Yield of dry bark per plant(g) 194.6
Colour of dark bark Light brown
Reaction to major pests and diseases
No major pest or discease attck was noticed.  
Special characteristics  

A selection with high shoot regeneration capacity. Gives quality quills. Bark oil, leaf oil and oleoresin contents are high giving good aroma and taste.


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