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Effect of seed rhizome size and varieties on the quality of ginger (Zingiber officinale R.) under open and shade

Nizam, S.A.; Jayachandran, B.K.

South Indian Horticulture 45(1/2): 50-52

1997


Accession: 003112365

Three sizes of seed rhizomes (5, 10 and 15 g) of ginger cultivars Kuruppampady, Maran, Nedumangadu and Rio de Janeiro were planted in the open, or as an intercrop in a 30-year-old coconut plantation, at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The crop was harvested 8 months after planting, when volatile oil, non-volatile ether extract (NVEE), crude fibre and starch contents were analysed. Volatile oil and starch contents were not significantly influenced by rhizome size.

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