Suvarna (Turmeric)
 
Year of Release 1987
Pedigree A selection from the germplasm (PCT-8) collected from Assam
Areas of Adoption Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Crop Duration 200 days
Yield 17.4 tonnes of fresh rhizomes/ha
Potential yield 43.5 tonnes of fresh rhizomes/ha
   
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Curcumin 4.0%
Oleoresin 13.5%
Essential oil 7.0%
   
Morphological Characters  
Colour of aerial shoot Green
Plant height (cm) 69.4
Leaf length/breadth (cm) 66.4/17.4
No. of tillers per clump 2.6
No. of leaves per clump 16.4
Yield of rhizomes/clump(g) 460
No. of mother rhizomes 3.0
Wt. of mother rhizomes (g) 34
No. of primaries 21
Wt. of primaries (g) 232
No. of secondaries (g) 28.2
Wt. of secondaries (g) 201
Colour of rhizomes Deep orange
Dry recovery % 26*
   
Reaction to major pests and diseases
Rhizome rot (Pythium graminicolum) Field tolerant
Leaf blotch (Taphrina maculans) Field tolerant
Leaf spot (Colletotrichum capsici) Field tolerant
Rhizome scale (Aspodiella hartii) Field tolerant
Shoot borer (Conogethes punctiferalis) Field tolerant
   
Special characteristics  

A high yielding, short duration turmeric with deep orange coloured rhizome.

   
Specific recommendations  

Recommended package of practices of IISR/SAUs are to be followed.

* Provisional

 


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