Division of Vegetable Crops
Arka Supriya: Pole type, photo-sensitive, white flower. Pods setting from base from the first node. Pods are light green, flat and long bearing in clusters. Pods green, long (16 -18 cm). Suitable for fresh market. The pods are excellent for dry and wet culinary preparations. When the fresh pods have medium matured seeds they are nutrionally rich in protein and minerals. Pod yield 27 to 28 t/ha. This variety has been recommended for release for Zone 7 [MP (excluding eastern area) & Maharastra] and 8 (Karnataka, TN & Kerala) at the central level.
Arka Aditya: Plants are semi-determinate with dark green foliage, fruits are oblate-round, firm, medium large (90-100g), resistant to Tomato Leaf Curl Disease (Ty2+Ty3), Bacterial wilt and Early blight. It is suitable for fresh market & yields 60-65 t/ha in 140-150 days. Recommended for zone VIII (Karnataka, TN & Kerala) at National level.
It is pole, vigorous, photo insensitive, Pods are long (75 cm) green round an cross section, stringless with smooth surface, Pod yield of 25 t/ha, Suitable for both Kharif and rabi seasons
Coriander variety developed through mass selection from an exotic introduction from Japan, IIHR ACC. No.19528. It is a multi-cut type, bushy plants, broad leaves, with good aroma, good keeping quality (21 days under refrigeration), rich in Vitamin C (167mg/100g FW), yields 12 t/ha in 3 cuttings in 70 days.
Palak variety developed by pedigree method of selection from F7 generation of the cross between IIHR-10 X IIHR-8. It is a multi-cut type, late flowering, medium large, dark green, thick and succulent leaves, low in oxalates, yields 40t/ha from 4 cuttings in 75-80 days