Edayur Chilli, Kuttiattoor Mango receives GI tag

 

Edayur Chilli and Kuttiattoor Mango are the most recent to obtain the Geographical Indication tag by way of concerted efforts of IPR Cell of Kerala Agricultural University, Point out Office of Agriculture Progress and Farmers’ Welfare and farmers of Edayur Chilli and Kuttiattoor Mango.

Kerala is a biodiversity hotspot and also has special agriculture commodities nurtured by farmers more than generations. The GI registration will aid the nearby solutions to earn greater obtain to domestic and global markets, KAU officers stated.

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Edayur chilli (Edayur mulaku in Malayalam) is a nearby cultivar of Edayur, Athavanad, Marakkara, Irimbiliyam, Kalpakanchery and Valanchery panchayaths in Valanchery block and Moorkanad and Kuruva panchayaths in Angadippuram block of Malappuram district, getting cultivated in the spot for at the very least the final a hundred and fifty a long time. From Edayur, massive amount of this chilli ended up sold to nearby markets and districts for producing Kondattom (sunshine-dried-curd-chillies) an integral aspect of each and each individual food of the spot.

Exclusive cultivar

Edayur Chilli gardens are a prevalent sight in this spot throughout the months of April till December. It is a special cultivar of this spot with pretty low pungency. The distinctiveness can be attributed to its genetic makeup, the distinct environmental and soil disorders of spot of cultivation and the regular strategies of cultivation.

 

Kuttiattoor mango (Kuttiattoor manga in Malayalam) is a well-liked and tasty regular mango cultivar of Kuttiattoor and the nearby gram panchayaths in Kannur district of North Kerala. Trees with massive amount of mangoes on them are a visible address for everyone checking out Kuttiattoor throughout the months of March, April and May possibly.

Even even though this cultivar is most popularly regarded as Kuttiattoor mango, it is intriguing to note that it is also regarded as ‘Nambiar manga’, ‘Kannapuram manga’, ‘Kunjimangalam manga’ and ‘Vadakkumbhagam manga’ in tiny pockets of Kannur. It is famed for its interesting orange-yellow coloured fruits as well as the superb taste and flavour. An additional speciality is that ripened fruits do not exhibit speckles or patches on the pores and skin, producing it far more interesting in sector. The distinctiveness of Kuttiattoor mango is aided by the mix of distinct environmental disorders of the spot of its cultivation and varietal characters.

GI status is predicted to deliver far better visibility and sector chances for Edayur Chilli and Kuttiattoor mango in the days to arrive, the officers extra.