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Characteristic features- Erect and compact plant with short panicle and pale green bold oval capsules. Suitable for high density planting. Moderately tolerant to thrips, hairy caterpillar and white grubs

Cultivar- Malabar

Pedigree/parentage- Clonal selection from Malabar type
Dry recovery-20%
Essential oil-8%
Area of adaptability- Traditional cardamom growing Malanad areas of Karnataka
Average yield (Kg/ ha)- 275