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Cauliflower Varieties and Their Characteristics

 Cauliflower Varieties and Their  Characteristics

Pusa Deepali: Developed at IARI, New Delhi. Recommended for Northern India particularly Delhi and Punjab. Early maturing variety, curds compact, self-blanching, white, medium sized and almost free from riceyness. Curds ready for harvest in late October. Average yield is 12 t/ha.

Early Kunwari: Recommended for Haryana, Punjab, and Delhi. Very early variety. Curds hemispherical with even surface, ready for harvesting from mid September to mid October. Average yield is 8 t/ha.

Punjab Giant-26: Main season variety. Curds solid, white, medium-sized. Ready for harvesting from mid November to December. Average yield is 17 t/ha.

Punjab Giant-35: Main season variety. Curds white, compact medium sized. Ready for harvesting from mid November to December. Average yield is 17 t/ha.

Pant Shubhra: Recommended for cultivation in Northern India. Early growing variety. Curds are compact, slightly conical and creamish white. Ready for harvest in November. Average yield is 20 t/ha.

Pusa Snowball-1: Late maturing variety. Curds very compact, medium in size and snow white in colour. Ready for harvesting from January to April. Average yield is 25-30 t/ha. Susceptible to black rot.

Sonwball-16: Ideal for cooler climates of North Indian states. Late maturing variety. Curds medium sized, solid, having attractive white colour. Ready for harvesting from January to March. Average yield is 25-30 t/ha.

Pusa Early Synthetic: Main season variety. Curds somewhat creamy white to white and compact. Ready for harvest from mid December to mid January. Average yield is 11 t/ha.

Pant Gobhi-2: Early maturing variety. Curds compact, composite and creamy white. Curds ready for harvesting from November to December. Average yield is 12 t/ha.

Pant Gobhi-3: Early maturing variety. Curds medium sized and solid white. Curds ready for harvest from October. Average yield is 10 t/ha.

Dania Kalimpong: Commonly grown in eastern parts of India. Late season variety. Curds are medium-large, compact, attractive and white. Less sensitive to fluctuations of environment. Ready for harvesting from January to April. Average yield is 25-30 t/ha.

 

 

 

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