This variety was preferred by manual labourers since consumption of rice soaked in water and consumed in the morning (Pazhaiya Sadham) delayed the hunger for a very long time.
This variety gives a very good yield even when dry sown. It is highly resistant to pests and diseases especially ground plant hopper and case worm. Since the weight of the grain is heavy, it gives good yield. Very good rice for making Idli and Dosa.
It is normally cultivated during Samba and Late samba (between July 15thto January 14thand September 15th to February 14th).
Sandy clay soil is preferred for cultivating this variety.
120 – 125 days
It grows to a height of about 95 cm
Colour and Quality
The colour of the rice is brown and it has coarse grains.
Ms. K. Sumathy (2016-17)