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Characteristic features- An early maturing profusely flowering variety having medium sized panicle with globose extra bold dark green coloured capsules.

Cultivar- Malabar

Pedigree/parentage- Selection from Chakkupalam collection, a Malabar type
Dry recovery-22.90%
Essential oil-8.30%
Area of adaptability- South zone of Idukki, Kerala
Average yield (Kg/ ha)- 656