Cauliflower

Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) has made significant contributions in the development of improved cultivars and their relevant production, protection and processing technologies in fourteen mandated crops, covering cereals, coarse millets, pulses, oilseeds, fodder, fibre  and horticultural crops. These crop varieties have been widely adopted in their recommended areas / agro-climatic zones.

CMS lines

They can be used commercially for F1 hybrid seed production in cauliflower. They have good seed setting capacity and well developed nectarines

Performance Results:

  • Seed setting capacity is around 75-80% of the respective maintainer line

Cost:

  • Yet to be decided

Hybrid- KTH-27 and KTH-52

They are CMS based F1 hybrid. They have snow-white compact curd with a maturity period of 70-80 days.

Performance Results:

  • 50-60 t/ha

Cost:

  • Rs. 6000/Kg of seeds

Economic benefits:

  • CMS based hybrid

Hybrid- Pusa Hybrid-2

Matures in 85-90 days after transplanting and available from mid November to mid December.

Performance Results:

  • Yield 23 t/ha

Cost:

  • Seed Price : Rs. 5000/= per kg

Hybrid- Pusa Kartik Sankar

 Early hybrid for September maturity. Maturity in 96 days, weighing about 475 g.            

Performance Results:

  • Yield 14.9 t/ha

Cost:

  • Seed Price : Rs. 5000/= per kg

Pusa Himjyoti

Developed from MGS2-4, an inbred line of November maturity group of Indian cauliflower. This line is suitable for growing in the hills during springs and summer. It has bluish green foliages with upright growing habit, inner leaves covering the curd in initial stages. Curds are solid white with good shelf life.

Performance Results:

  • Yield 12 t/ha

Cost:

  • Rs. 1200/Kg of seeds

Pusa Meghna

Early variety for September maturity. Curds weighing about 350-400 g. It takes 95 days to reach maturity. 

 Performance Results:

  • Yield is 12.5 t/ha

Cost(per unit of weight):

  • Seed Price : Rs. 1200/= per kg

Pusa Paushja

December-January maturity. Average curd wt. 900 g

Performance Results:

  • With curd yield of 30-32 t/ha and marketable yield of 40-42 t/ha.

Cost(per unit of weight):

  • Seed Price : Rs. 1200/= per kg

Pusa Sharad

November maturing variety. Curds weighing about 900 g. The maturity period is 85 days.             

Performance Results:

  • Yield is 24 t/ha

Cost(per unit of weight):

  • Seed Price : Rs. 1200/= per kg

Pusa Shukti

December-January maturity variety with average curd wt. of 1000 g            

Performance Results:

  • Marketable yield 42.0 to 44.0 t/ha.

Cost:

  • Seed Price : Rs. 1200/= per kg

Pusa Snowball K-1

This variety is a selection from exotic materials. It has a very solid snow white curd having retentive white color with light green foliages. The leaves are slightly puckered and wavy. This late variety is preferred by farmers as the availability of good curds extends for about 10 days because of its late maturing character. It shows moderate field resistance to black rot (Xanthomonas campestris)

Performance Results:

  • 22 t/ha

Cost:

  • Rs. 3000/Kg of seeds

Pusa Snowball K-25

This variety is a selection from exotic materials. It has a very solid snow white curd having retentive white color with dark green waxy foliages. The leaves are puckered and wavy and plants are self-blanching type. It shows field tolerance to black rot (Xanthomonas campestris)              

Performance Results:

  • 17.5-30 t/ha

Cost:

  • Rs. 3000/Kg of seeds

Economic benefits:

  • It produces snow white compact curd

Pusa Snowball-1

This variety has been developed by hybridization between C12013 and EC12012. It has self blanching habit with inner leaves covering the curd lightly. The curds are medium sized, solid white with good shelf life.             

Performance Results:

  • 15 to 20 t/ha.

Cost:

  • Seed Price : Rs. 3000/= per kg