Seeds village 100 Seeds of Rarest Paddy Gandhakasala, Seed Grains for Sowing/Growing Rice, in a Container
Gandhakasala rice is a variety of rice cultivated by the farmers in wayanad District in Kerala.This is a scented variety of rice grown mostly by the members of the tribal communities of Wayanad areas.As of 2010, Gandhkasala is cultivated in an area of 327 hectares and Jeerakasala in 22 hectares. Gandhakasala is one of two varieties of scented rice cultivated in Wayanad the other one being Jeerakasala rice. Both varieties have been identified as having potential to compete with the well known varieties of scented rice like BASMATI RICE and JASMINE RICE .Because of the disease resistant properties, high nutritional value, fine taste and cooking properties, this variety of rice is traditionally used in special occasions like wedding feasts. Botanyâ€¨Rice is a grass species with erect, cylindrical, hollow, jointed and striate stems, from 1 to 1.5 meters. Leaves are flat, with long close sheaths, prominent ligule. Leaf blade is linear, 15 to 30 centimeters long, up to 2 centimeters wide, with rough and serrulate edges armed with minute forward prickles. Panicles are 20 to 30 centimeters long, at first erect, drooping and nodding as the grains ripen. Spikelets are laxly disposed, stalked, one-flowered, 7 to 9 millimeters long, awned or awnless. Fruit (grain) is enclosed in, but not adhering to, persistent pales, oblong, ovoid, or oblong-ovoid, smooth, and somewhat compressed.
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