Utkal Pallavi, Utkal Deepti, Utkal Kumari, Utkal Urbashi, Shakti, Utkal Shravani, Punjab Chhuara.
Rajni, Jyoti and Rahul, Surakha, Avinash, Pusa Hyb-1, Arjun,Payal, Rashmi.
Well drained high land
Hilly areas of Koraput, Phulbani and Keonjhar districts
Land preparation :
Plough the land three to four times
Time of sowing :
2 nd week of May to Ist week of June
Transplant 21 days old seedlings.
Seed rate :
Seed treatment :
Treat the seeds with Thiram 3 g or Captan 3 g or Mancozeb 2.5 g/kg of seeds
60 x 45 cm
Method of planting :
Planting on ridges of 30 cm width
FYM @ 20 t/ha
120:50:100 kg N: P2O5:K2O/ha
Full P2O5 + 20% each of N and K2O Apply Borax @ 15 kg/ha in alternate years at final land preparation.
First top dressing :
40% each of N and K2O at 3 weeks after planting
Second top dressing :
40% each of N and K2O at 5 weeks after planting
Two hoeing, weeding, topdressing and earthing up
Harvest the fruits at the turning stage for better storage and marketing.
Average Yield :