Rice Varieties

Kalarpalai

Background

Kalarpalai grows well in saline soil, Kalar- means alkaline, hence the name. In the tsunami affected coastal region of Nagapattinam district, the land was immersed under seawater for various periods ranging from 20 to 120 minutes. Therefore the saline soil became unfit for the cultivation of several modern and hybrid paddy varieties. This Kalarpalai variety grows well in these areas. In the alkaline soils of Tamil Nadu, Kalarpalai alone can be cultivated.

Special Feature

It is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. The yield of straw and grains is less.

Nutritional Properties

It is high in protein (9.15 g/100 g) and zinc (2mg/100g)

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Seasons

It is normally cultivated during Samba (July 15th to January 14th).

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Color and Quality of Rice

The rice is dull white in colour with coarse rice quality.

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Crop duration

130 days

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Adopt this Rice

INR 15,000

Background

Kalarpalai grows well in saline soil, Kalar- means alkaline, hence the name. In the tsunami affected coastal region of Nagapattinam district, the land was immersed under seawater for various periods ranging from 20 to 120 minutes. Therefore the saline soil became unfit for the cultivation of several modern and hybrid paddy varieties. This Kalarpalai variety grows well in these areas. In the alkaline soils of Tamil Nadu, Kalarpalai alone can be cultivated.

Special Feature

It is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. The yield of straw and grains is less.

Nutritional Properties

It is high in protein (9.15 g/100 g) and zinc (2mg/100g)

Background

Kalarpalai grows well in saline soil, Kalar- means alkaline, hence the name. In the tsunami affected coastal region of Nagapattinam district, the land was immersed under seawater for various periods ranging from 20 to 120 minutes. Therefore the saline soil became unfit for the cultivation of several modern and hybrid paddy varieties. This Kalarpalai variety grows well in these areas. In the alkaline soils of Tamil Nadu, Kalarpalai alone can be cultivated.

Special Feature

It is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. The yield of straw and grains is less.

Nutritional Properties

It is high in protein (9.15 g/100 g) and zinc (2mg/100g)

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