Roots of this variety penetrate to a great depth into the ridges and are hence called ‘Varappu kudainchan’ (Varappu- ridges; Kudainchan- penetrator in Tamil).
The rice of this variety is ideal for making idly.
It is normally cultivated during Navarai and Kuruvai season. (December 15th to March 14th and June 1st to August 31st).
Clayey soil is preferred for cultivating this variety.
It grows upto a height of 124 cms.
Colour and Quality
The colour of the rice is red and it has a coarse rice quality.
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