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Samba Mosanam

Samba Mosanam

  • Samba Mosanam

    Story of this variety



    The variety is also suitable for growing in the vicinity of lakes.  Hence, it is also called Eri Nel (Eri means lake). Another name for this variety is Maduvu Muzhungi. Maduvu in Tamil means pond / lake.  It is said that people travelled by Boats and harvested “Samba Mosanam” in the lakes.   During the summer seasons when the ponds / lakes are dry the seeds are sown. Right after rainfall the seeds sprout and the plants grown.  As the water increases in the pond due to the increasing the rainfall the plant also grows taller and taller above the water. Since it grows above the water in the pond it is called “Maduvu Muzhungi” (literally meaning one that swallows the pond).   Since this withstands both drought and flooding and gives a reasonable yield it is known as Samba Mosanam (Mosanam means one that does not fail).



    Special Features



    The variety is ideal for preparing Aval (Flattened rice), Idly and Dosa.  It is especially used for making hand pound aval.






    It is normally cultivated during Samba (between July 15th to January 14th).



    Soil Type



    Clayey soil is preferred for cultivating this variety.



    Crop Duration



    160 – 165 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.





    Mr. Karthick Sundaram (2016 - 17)

    ABI Showatech (India) Ltd. (2017 - 18)

    Mr. Karthik Sundaram (2018 - 19)

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