By P. N. Ravindran, K.J. Madhusoodanan
Cardamom in a different way referred to as Malabar cardamom, real cardamom or small cardamom moment in basic terms to pepper in its significance throughout the Renaissance interval, is frequently certified because the Queen of Spices due to its very friendly aroma and style. The Western Ghat wooded area of the Malabar coast, India, is the guts of beginning and variety for cardamom and it might probably were nature's layout that the King and Queen of spices (black pepper and cardamom) originated within the similar forest.This quantity includes 16 chapters, fourteen on cardamom and one each one on huge cardamom and fake cardamoms. All elements of the cardamom crop were lined during this quantity, and every bankruptcy is written by means of specialists of their respective fields. This quantity is visualized as either a textbook and reference paintings for scientists and scholars of horticulture, plantation vegetation, botany and similar fields, and may move directly to function the most reference quantity on cardamom for a few years to return.
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Panicles are erect and the capsules are ovoid, bold and dark green in colour. They are better adapted to altitudes ranging from 900–1200 m from mean sea level (msl) and thrive well under assured, well-distributed rainfall conditions. 3 Var. Vazhukka This is considered to be a natural hybrid of vars. Malabar and Mysore and exhibits various characteristics intermediate to both. Plants are robust like Mysore. Its leaves are deep green, oblong-lanceolate or ovate, panicles are semi-erect (flexuous) in nature and capsules are bold, globose or ovoid in shape.
In India, a number of other cultivars of cardamom are also recognized. In general they can be considered as ecotypes of var. Mysore, Malabar or Vazukka. Most common among them are Munjarabad, Bijapur, Kannielam, Makaraelam, Thara and Nadan. 3 The Sri Lankan wild cardamom (E. ensal Abheywickrama) Lot of confusion prevails over the botanical identity of Sri Lankan wild cardamom and the Indian cardamom varieties mentioned above. Cardamom varieties have been named differently by various authors. E.
8 per cent) and internode length of panicles (69 per cent). 3 cm). Moderate variability existed for bearing tillers/plant, capsule breadth, capsule length, total tillers/plant etc. 9). In var. 8 Variability in cardamom var. Malabar Characters Mean Range CV (%) Plant height (cm) Total tillers/plant Productive tillers/plant* Leafy stem diam. (cm) No. of leaves/plant Leaf length (cm) Leaf breadth (cm) No. of panicles/plant Panicle length (cm) No. 77 Source: Padmini et al. (1999). Note * Tillers associated with panicle production.