A selection from field resistant plants for Katte.
Areas of Adoption
Cardamom growing areas of Karnataka and Wynad
105 days from flowering
643 kg dry capsules/ha
979 kg dry capsules/ha
Colour of aerial shoot
Leaf length/breadth (cm)
No. of tillers per clump
No. of panicles per clump
No. of flowers per panicle
Reaction to major pests and diseases
Thrips (Sciothrips cardamom)
Shoot/panicle/capsule borer (Conogethes puncitferalis)
Katte disease (Katte virus)
Virus resistant selectiom with 77 % bold(7.2 mm) capsules and good apperance.
Recommended for moderte to high shaded mosaic infested areas where malabar types are growed.