Main Features of the Variety


Developed byBangladesh Agriculture Research Institute(BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh
Method of development/originOrigin-Bangladesh
Year of release 1988
Main characteristics Plant is erect, long and deep green, stolon dominant than stem,  leaf green, upper portion of joint of leaf and petiole red color which is identifying character of this variety, crop duration 180-127 days, stolon tall 90-100cm, slight flat, light pink color, boil homogenously and comparatively lower calcium oxalate and free from acidity. This variety is cultivated all regions of Bangladesh.
Planting season and timeKharif 1 and February to March
Harvesting  timeHarvest start 2 month after transplantation up to 7 month.
Yield25-30 t/ha stolon and rhizome 15-20 t/ha



  • DR. Abdur Rab

    Dear Sir-would like know how I can cultivate Lati Panikachu. How to propagate. Is there any seeds? seedling, sucker. I am in south Africa. I got almost 35 acres wetland which is mostly moist in dry and winter season, can flood it. I can farm on 18 acres, have irrigation board water for flood farming. wish to have advice.

    • Taxonomist BSMRAU

      Dear Dr. Abdur Rab,

      Thank you very much for your much interest in planting Lati Panikachu in South Africa. Normally sucker is used as propagating materials. Your land is suitable for cultivation of this vegetable. I think you can collect it from any research organization of South Africa. If not found you may contact with the following address for sucker:

      Director General
      Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute
      Telephone: 0249270000

      Don’t hesitate to contact me if face any problem.
      Thank you once again.

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