Prathibha (Turmeric)  
Year of Release 1996
Pedigree Open pollinated progency selection
Areas of Adoption All over India
Crop Duration 225 days
Yield 39.12 tonnes of fresh rhizomes/ha
Quality Attribute   IISR prathibha
Curcumin 6.52%
Oleoresin 16.2%
Essential oil 6.2%
Morphological Characters  
Colour of aerial shoot Green
Plant height (cm) 42.9
Leaf length/breadth (cm) 53.3/16.7
No. of tillers per clump 1.6
No. of leaves per clump 12.5
No. of mother rhizomes 1.3
No. of primaries 8.67
Colour of rhizomes Reddish yellow
Dry recovery % 18.5
Special characteristics  

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


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