Karung Kuruvai Native Paddy Seeds (Red Rice), 500g


Karunguruvai, this is a native paddy variety of Tamil Nadu, India and known for its great medicinal values. Its cultivated majorly in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.

This rice variety is known for it high medicinal value. The paddy skin is black but the rice is red, but still it has equivalent health benefits similar to black rice.

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Seed TypePaddy
Name of the varietyNative Paddy Seeds – Karung Kuruvai (Red)
Duration in days125
Average height of the crop in cm95
Maximum height of the crop in cm101
Number of grains per ear head85
Yield of grain in kgs/acre825
Yield of straw in kgs/acre1200
1000 grain weight in grams25.48
  • Origin: Tamil Nadu, India
  • Preferable Cultivation Months: Dec – Jan & Jun – July
  • Crop Duration: 120 -125 days
  • Rice Color : Red

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Soaking seeds before sowing can greatly improve their chances of germination and growth. There are several methods of soaking seeds, and one of the most popular methods is soaking them in water. All you need to do is immerse the seeds in water for about 24 hours before planting them in grow bags. This method is particularly useful for seeds that have hard seed coats, which can prevent water from penetrating and germination from occurring.

Another method of soaking seeds is to soak them in cowdung slurry. This is a traditional method that has been used in India for centuries. Cowdung slurry is believed to contain natural growth-promoting substances that can help seeds germinate faster and grow stronger. To prepare the slurry, mix cow dung with water to make a thick paste, and then immerse the seeds in the mixture for about 48 hours. After soaking, rinse the seeds in clean water before planting them in grow bags.

Both of these methods can be effective in improving the germination and growth of seeds. However, it’s important to note that not all seeds require soaking, and some may even be harmed by it. Be sure to research the specific needs of the seeds you are planting and use the appropriate method accordingly.

Karung Kuruvai Native Paddy Seeds (Red Rice), 500g