It has stripes like what is found on the palm and hence the name “Kaivari Samba” (Kai – palm, Vari – Stripes).
This rice is used for making Idly, dosa, Idiyappam and flattened rice. The hand pound flattened rice from this variety is extremely tasty. It is highly resistant to pests and disease attack. Able to withstand waterlogged and flooded conditions.
It is normally cultivated during Samba (between July 15th to January 14th).
Clayey soil is preferred for cultivating this variety.
135 - 140 days
It grows to a height of about 150 cm
Colour and Quality
The colour of the rice is red and it has bold coarse grains.
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