Process/Product: Agrotechnology for celery (Apium graveolens L.)
Application/Varieties/Use: RRL-85-1. The seeds contain .2-2.5% aromatic oil. Dry seeds are used as spice in fresh and processed foods e.g. soups, sauces, pickles, meat, vegetable juices and in form of oleoresins. The seeds are also used in pharmaceutical applications and manufacture of commercial drug 'Ajmoda' used in Unani and Ayurvedic system of medicine. Leaves and stalk are used as salad vegetables.
Suitable Regions in India: Punjab, Haryana, U.P. and hilly areas having cold and dry climate.
Soil & Climate: Sandy loam soils, cool climate, winter season.
Propagation: Direct planting or seedling 1.5 to 2 kg seeds/ha. Nov to May (6 months crop).
Agripractices: Harvesting period: 2nd and 3rd week of May, 3-4 irrigation:, fertilizer: N100, P40, K10 kg/ha. Maturity in 180-190 days. The seed is harvested as soon as colour change takes place. It is sundried and cleaned before packing.
Yield: 2t seeds/ha.
Institute: Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu
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