Botanical Name: Abelmoschus esculentus
Kiran:High yielding. Light green and long fruits. Suitable for the Southern areas of the state.
Salkeerthi: Attractive light green long fruits. High yielding.
Co-1: Pinkish red fruits
Arka Abhay:Green fruited.
Susthira:Green fruited long duration variety suitable for homesteads.
Anchitha: Suitable for Southern part of the state
Manchima: Light green fruited.Suitable for cultivation during rainy season at high altitudes.
Climate & Soil: Tropical and subtropical climate. It can not tolerate frost. Performs better in high rain fall areas. Stunted growth under high temperature. Prefers loose well drained rich soil.
Season: February-March, June-July and October-November.
Seed rate: The seed rate is 8.5 kg/ha for the summer crop sown in February-March and 7 kg/ha for kharif crop.
Seeds available with VFPCK: Haritha
Spacing: Planting can be done in pits or channels,at a spacing of 60 X 30-45 cm depending upon the planting season, topography and soil texture .
Nutrient management : Apply FYM or compost as basal dose @ 12 t/ha. At the time of sowing, apply N, P2O5, and K2O @ 25, 8 and 25 kg/ha. Another 25 kg N per ha may be applied one month after sowing.
Crop Management: Ensure sufficient moisture. water stress at flowering and fruiting stage will result in low yield.
Pest Management :
Yield: 15-20 t/ha
Post Harvesting: The fruits are to be handled carefully to avoid damage. The fruits are then graded and packed in cartons without causing damage. Sprinkle with water.Pre-cooling is recommended to maintain turgidity.