10 December 2023, New Delhi: It is a popular variety in Tamil Nadu grown especially for its cooling effects in hot tracts in summer. The variety comes up well in marginal soils without any yield reduction. It is well suited as an intercrop in a coconut/areca nut garden.
The bunch weight ranges from 12-15 kg (after 11-12 months). Pachanadan could be used in the Nendran plantations for gap filling as it comes up for harvest along with Nendran.
This variety is tolerant to leaf spot and Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV) diseases but susceptible to wilt disease.
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