HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH

Butter Pear Ooty 1

  •   Released during 2013
  •   Clonal selection from high yielding single tree
  •   Yield: 97.13 kg/ tree/year
  •   Fruits are long, pyriform, sweet, soft, buttery and pleasant flavor
  •   Rich in calcium (41.71 mg/100g), Potassium (85.71 mg/100g), Ascorbic acid (4.4 mg/100g), fiber (1.5 %)
  •   Moderately resistant to aphids and fire blight

New zealand spinach Ooty-1

  •   Released during 2006
  •   Pure line selection from germplasm types
  •   Duration: 135 days
  •   Yield potential of 33.80 t/ha of greens which is 38.50 % increase over local cultivar
  • Leaves contain high Protein (28.79 %), Fat (4%) Calcium (0.34%) and Magnesium (0.084%)
  • Highly resistant to drought and frost, Cercospora arrow-right spot, root knot nematode, whiteflies and aphids

Celery Ooty-1

  •   Released during 2006
  •   Selection from germplasm
  •   Yield : 30.5 tonnes of green leaves /ha
  •   Duration: 115 days for green leaves 330 days from seed crop

Thyme Ooty-1

  •   Released during 2005
  •   Selection from germplasm
  •   Pureline selection from five germplasm types
  •   Leaves possess high thyme oil content (07%) whereas 0.4% in local type
  •   Resistant to root rot disease, root knot nematode and white flies and aphids
  •   This variety has yield potential of about 10.70 tonnes of green leaves / year which is 33.7 % increase over local type

Rosemary Ooty-1

  •   Released during 2004
  •   Leaves are dark green, thick and is willing to skin
  •   Higher levels of lactose content in leaves (60.66 mg/kg) and Protein (24.90 mikiki)
  •   Yield: 12 – 13 t / ha of green leaves

French Bean (Bush type) (Ooty (FB)-2)

  •   Released during 2001
  •   Single line selection from PV 15-1
  •   Duration: 90 days
  •   Yield: 14.30 t/ha
  •   It contains high protein (22.38 per cent), calcium (1.22 per cent) and magnesium (0.34 per cent) and highly suitable for cooking
  •   It is 34.2 and 49.95 per cent higher yield than Arka Komal and Local type, respectively

Peas Ooty 1

  •   Released during 2000
  •    Pureline selection (PS-33-1)
  •    Duration: 90 days
  •   Yield: 11.1 t/ha under rainfed conditions and 12.9 t/ha under irrigation
  •    Seeds contain high protein (19.94%), ascorbic acid (18.2 mg/100 g) and total sugars (2.8 mg/g)
  •   Variety is resistant to white fly

Chakravarthi keerai Ooty 1

  •   Released during 2000
  •   Pureline selection made from CA-3-1.
  •    Duration: 145 days
  •   Yield: 28.9 t/ha (59 per cent higher than local)
  •    Resistant to Cercospora leaf spot, Colletotrichum leaf spot and Macrophomina root rot

French Bean Ooty 1

  •    Released during 1999.
  •   Pure line selection from accession PV-26
  •   Duration: 80 days
  •   Yield: 33.68 t/ha, which was superior over local by 52.7% and over KKL.1 by 40.5%
  •   Pods are moderately resistant to leaf spot, anthracnose and pod borer
  •   Pods are fleshy, stringless, with less fibre and high protein content (17.15%)

Button Mushroom Ooty 1

  •   Released during 1999
  •   Buttons are compact with good keeping quality
  •   Yield: 1.4 kg/10kg substrate

Cauliflower Ooty-1

  •   Released during 1998
  •   Selection from OP progenies of local types
  •   Yield: 46.4 t/ha
  •   Duration: 120 days
  •   Commercial seed production is possible in the Nilgiri hills

Oyster Mushroom Ooty 1

  •   Released during 1998
  •   Duration: 40 days
  •   Fleshy protein 30-65%
  •   Yield: 531g/500g Bed

Palak Ooty 1

  •    Released during 1995
  •   Selection from germplasm
  •   Yield: 15t/ha of leaves
  •   It can be grown throughout the year and can withstand frost
  •   Leaves are green and rich in Vitamin A
  •   First picking can be obtained in 45 days after sowing and continued at 15 days intervals for a period of 2 years
  •   Carotene content is high

Garlic Ooty-1

  •   Released during 1991
  •   Selection from germplasm
  •   Yield: 17 t/ha
  •   Duration: 120-130 days
  •   Bulb is dull white in colour
  •   Average bulb weight is 30-40 grams
  •   Resistance to Thrips & tip drying