AKC-1 (Akola castor)

castor variety AKC-1 image
Year of release 1998
Notified vide S.O. No. & date : 408 (E), 04-05-1995
Released at Central or State level State
Developed by PDKV, Akola
Pedigree / type of material Mass selection from B-7 variety
Recommended states Vidarbha region of Maharashtra
Recommended ecology Rainfed conditions
Duration Early
Days to 50% flowering 40-45 
Days to maturity for first picking 90-100 DAS
Growth habit Medium
Number of nodes to primary raceme 11-13
Plant height up to base of primary (cm) 90-100
100 seed weight (g) 30-31
Oil content (%) 45
Mean seed yield (kg/ha) 1200 (Rainfed)
Special attributes Easy threshability
Source of seed Punjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth,
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