New variety Punjab Basmati 7

The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, has developed a new variety — Punjab Basmati 7 — that is being cultivated by farmers this kharif season.

PAU said it has recommended the new variety for cultivation in basmati-growing regions of Punjab.

This variety has been developed by involving strongly-scented traditional basmati variety Basmati 386 and the most popular basmati variety Pusa Basmati 1121. It possesses a strong aroma.

Punjab Basmati 7 is resistant to all 10 pathotypes of bacterial blight pathogen prevalent in Punjab.

The other quality characteristics like grain dimensions, milling quality and cooking quality are comparable to Pusa Basmati 1121.

During the PAU field trials, it yielded 11.4% more than Pusa Basmati 1121 and 6.1% more than Pusa Basmati 1718. It gave an overall yield of 19.4 quintals per acre.

In research trials under direct seeded conditions, Punjab Basmati 7 gave 17.7% higher yield than Pusa Basmati 1121, hence it has also been recommended for planting under DSR.

Punjab Basmati 7 matures in 101 days, which is about one week earlier than Pusa Basmati 1121 and Pusa Basmati 1718. It has a medium height of 111 cm.

It is to be transplanted in the first fortnight of July.

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5 thoughts on “New variety Punjab Basmati 7

  1. Well done Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, to develop the new variety — Punjab Basmati 7.
    This dwarf variety which will ripen in 101 days will be a goo d choice for the Basmati farmer.

  2. How can i get seed in pakistan plz

    • Hello Mr Ali
      The export of seeds may not be allowed from India to Pakistan due to restrictions. However, you can check with the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana seed store for information. You can check this portal:

      Farming Cosmos

  3. I’m from West Bengal …. Our state is one of the largest producer of rice in the country … Where we can get the seeds?

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