Main Features of the Variety


Developed byBangladesh Agriculture Research Institute(BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh
Method of development/originThe variety was selected from a Thai popcorn line.
Year of release 1986
Main characteristics It is a composite variety of popcorn.  There is a presence of deep anthocyanin and 1st leaf sheath and medium pigmentation in leaf sheath at 2-leaf stage.Plant height is medium (165-180cm) and ear height 70-80cm. Kernels are small size, 1000 grain weight 140-150 g, kernels are yellow flint type.  Upper portion of leaf is smaller than lower portion,  high poping quality (95%). Intermediate maturing.
Planting season and time Rabi: Mid November to mid December
Harvesting timeRipening time require in rabi season 125-130 days and 90-100 days in karif season
YieldYeld in rabi season 3.5-4 t/ha and 2.5-3.5 t/ha in karif season
Quality of the product90-95% khoi has found from khoibhutta and khoi is large and tasty.

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