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 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 tiller 12.5 No. of mother rhizomes 1.3 No. of primaries 8.67 Colour of rhizome core Reddish yellow Dry recovery % 18.5 Colour of scale Reddish brown Special characteristics Plumpy and bold rhizomes with fibre content. Resistant to root knot nematode.