GCH-6 (JHB-665)

Year of release 1997-98
Notified vide S.O. No. & date : 1050 (E) 26-10-1999
Released at Central or State level Central
Developed by GAU, Junagadh, Gujarat
Pedigree / type of material JP 65 x JI-96, Hybrid
Recommended states Castor growing regions of India
Recommended ecology Irrigated and rainfed conditions
Duration Medium
Days to maturity for first picking 95-105 DAS
Growth habit Medium
Average seed yield (kg/ha) 1300 (Rainfed)
2300 (Irrigated)
Days to 50% flowering 55-60
Plant height upto base of primary(cm) 80-85
Number of nodes to primary raceme 14-17
100 seed weight(g) 33.0
Oil content(%) 48.1
Special features Tolerant to Fusarium wilt, resistant to Macrophomina root rot, non-shattering
Source of seed Gujarat State Seed Corporation, Gandhinagar, Gujarat