Prabha (Turmeric)
Year of Release 1996
Pedigree Open pollinated progency selection
Areas of Adoption All over India
Crop Duration 205 days
Yield 37 tonnes of fresh rhizomes/ha
Quality Attribute   IISR prabha
Curcumin 6.52%
Oleoresin 15.0%
Essential oil 6.5%
Morphological Characters  
Colour of aerial shoot Green
Plant height (cm) 44.14
Leaf length/breadth (cm) 59.6/17.33
No. of tillers per clump 2.07
No. of leaves per clump 11.5
No. of mother rhizomes 3.0
No. of primaries 8.5
Colour of rhizomes Reddish yellow
Dry recovery % 19.5
Special characteristics  

A high yielding and good quality with reddish yellow coloured rhizome. Free from disease incidence in farmers field. A value added variety.


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