ARJUN – Improved Cardamom Variety
Menuwin Thomas
Idukki, Kerala

8th National Grassroots Innovation - 2015

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The Arjun variety of cardamom is a very suitable one for cultivation at high elevation area of about 3000 ft from sea level. It gives a dry yield of about 2000-3000kg/hectare. The variety is resistant to thrips and stem borer. About fifty percentage of the capsules exhibits comparatively bigger size (10 mm length and 8 mm width) and the recovery percentage is also high.

  • On average the capsules are 10 mm length and 7-8 mm in width
  • Capsule oval shape and pale green color
  • High recovery rate (Dry 20-25 %)