The ear heads of this variety appear like open umbrellas and hence the name “Kudaivazhai” (Kudai – Umbrella). Since it cleans the intestine and keeps us healthy it is also called as Kudalvazhai (Kudal - intestine in Tamil).
This variety is highly suitable for waterlogging. Since it grows upto 5 feet and the stem is 2.5 cm thick the straw is used as a roofing material. Since it is a short duration variety it can be cultivated thrice a year. This can also be cultivated in Saline soil. It is used for curing stomach related problems, to improve digestion and also by diabetic patients.
It is normally cultivated during Late samba (September 15th to February 14th )
Clayey soil and Sandy clay soil are preferred for cultivating this variety.
120 – 125 days
It grows to a height of about 150 cm
Colour and Quality
The colour of the rice is red and it has coarse grains.
Ms. B. Poongkhulali (2016 - 17)
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