Hybrid Seeds : Hybrid varieties for coconut by CPCRI
Central Plantation Crops Research Institute has developed certain
hybrid varieties for coconut.
These are as follows:
1) Kalpa Sreshta (MYD x TPT):
The mean yield is 167 nuts/palm/year, with estimated high copra out turn of 35.9 kg/palm/year
or 6.28t/ha copra. The seed is suitable for tender nut purpose.
2) Chandra Sankara (COD x WCT):
It is a heavy yielder and produces 116 nuts/palm with a range of 100-150 nuts. The copra content
in nut is 160-230 g. It is mainly used for cultivation in Kerala and Karnataka.
3) Kera Sankara (WCT X COD):
The mean annual yield of nuts is 108 with a range of 70-130 nuts. The copra content is 187g/nut.
It is mainly used for cultivation in Kerala, coastal Andhra Pradesh and coastal Maharashtra.
4) Chandra Laksha (LCT X COD):
The hybrid palm comes to bearing in about 4-5 years after planting. The annual yield is 109 nuts/ palm
with a copra content of 150-210g/nut.
5) Kalpa Samrudhi (MYDxWCT):
The mean annual yield is 117 nuts per palm. The copra yield is 4.38 t/ha and oil is 3.04 t/ha. The seed
is suitable for tender nut purpose.
6) Kalpa Sankara (CGDxWCT):
The mean annual yield is 85 nuts per palm. The copra yield is 2.5 t/ha and oil is 1.69 t/ha.