Kochukudy - Improved nutmeg variety

Kochukudy - Improved nutmeg variety


Name : Jose Mathew

District & State :  Ernakulam (Kochi/Cochin), Kerala

Category : Agricultural (General)

Award :   Community

Award Function :   8th National Grassroots Innovation Awards

Award Year : 2015


The specific characteristics of the variety are high yield (4500- 5000 fruits/tree), early bearing (3rd year) and coniferous shape, dark red mace and nut. It has bold nuts and thick mace with the average weight of 70 - 80 nuts and 450- 500 mace being about 1 kg.

  • Early fruit bearing
  • Coniferous bold shape with brown to black color
  • High essential oils content
  • 4500-5000 Fruits/ Tree/ Year
  • Nut Recovery - 70 %
  • Mace Recovery - 33 to 34%