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TNAU Agritech Portal :: Traditional Varieties grown in Tamil nadu


  • Grown in Sukkan kollai village at Kanchipuram district
  • Samba season is best suitable season and the duration is 165 days
  • Transplanting system is used for growing this variety.
  • The rice is white in colour and having the fine quality
  • It yields about 1350 kg /ac and the straw yield will be 40 bundles (1200 kg/ac).
  • It is also known as ‘Garudan samba’. The appearance of the grains is like the neck of the Brahmin kite (Garudan) i.e. it has a white ring and so called this name.
  • It is suitable for making a specialty dish called ‘Puttu’ of South India.
  • It grows well in areas which have good drainage facilities.

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