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Season and Varieties :: Samai

Crop   Districts grown



Dharmapuri, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Erode, Salem, Namakkal, Coimbatore, Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi.

District/Season   Variety

a)   June - July (Hill slopes  of Coimbatore and Erode districts)

b)   July-August (Dharmapuri)

c)   September-October    


CO 3, CO (Samai) 4

Paiyur 1, Paiyur 2, CO 3, CO (Samai) 4

CO 3, CO (Samai) 4

Parentage Selection from germplasm bank CO 2 x MS 1684
Duration (days) 80 - 85 75-80
Pigmentation Green Green
Tillering ability High High
Panicles long, loose panicle Open and Loose
Grain Character Brown Grayish yellow
Grain Yield (kg/ha)
Rainfed 1066 1567
Special features Bold grain, Non-lodging suits for early & late sowing Short duration, suitable for the existing double cropped rainfed situation of North, North Western and Western zones of Tamil Nadu

PARTICULARS Paiyur 1 Paiyur 2
Parentage Pureline selection from Santhur local Pure line selection from PM 295
Duration (days) 105 -110 85
Pigmentation Dark green Green
Tillering ability Moderate Moderate
Panicles Semi compact long long, loose panicle
Grain Character Brown Brown
Grain Yield (kg/ha)    
Rainfed 870 850
Special features Long duration Short duration, suitable for little millet – Horse gram cropping sequence

Updated on : 30.05.2013


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