Castor variety TMV-5 photo
Year of release 1985
Notified vide S.O. No. & date : 832 (E) 18-11-1985
Released at Central or State level State
Developed by Oilseeds Research Station,
Tindivanam-604 002, TNAU,
Tamil Nadu
Pedigree / type of material SA2 / S2 48-2, Inbred line
Recommended states Tamil Nadu
Recommended ecology Rainfed conditions
Duration Medium
Days to 50% flowering 45-50 
Days to maturity for first picking 100-110 DAS
Growth habit Medium
Number of nodes to primary raceme 14-18
Plant height (cm) 135-150
100 seed weight (g) 27
Oil content (%) 47-49
Mean seed yield (kg/ha) 920 (Rainfed)
Source of seed Tapioca and Castor Research Station,
Yethapur, Tamil Nadu-636 119
Special attributes Resistant to leafhopper