- Quality & Characteristics: Ginger is a herbaceous plant up to 90 cm with horizontal rhizome, leaves linear – lanceolate 18-28 cm long, sessile, acuminate. Peduncle of 15 to 25 cm; ellipsoid spikes of 4 to 6 cm; egg-shaped suborbicular bracts, hairy; purple corolla, tube of 2 cm. Capsules of 3 valves, opening irregularly.
- Variety: Rio-de- Janeiro, Thingpui, Wynad, Maran, Nadia, Suprabha, Suruchi, Surabhi, Himigiry, IISR-Rejatha, IISR-Mahima, IISR-Varada, Manantoddy.
- Season: May with the receipt of pre- monsoon showers, advance during the middle of February or early March.