For the first time in the world of organic produce NBF BV introduces Pusa Basmati 1637 rice under organic cultivation and fills the gap between Traditional and regular Basmati with export volumes among additional varieties of Basmati from India. Pusa Basmati 1637 is superior to the Non Indian varieties of other basmati rice in this category. The Indian PUSA Basmati 1637 has been positioned around a 100% organic basmati, which is ideally grown in the Himalayan foothills. After successful trials of the project on this newly developed variety in the foothills of the Dehradun (Uttarakhand) Region, the product is proven favorably Superior to the Non-Indian varieties in this category.
The newly developed PB-1637 variety was successfully grown in the foothills under the organic Basmati project of Dehradun in the Uttarakhand state of India. NBF has been the first producer of around 2000 MT of Pusa Basmati – 1637 paddy variety after the release of this variety and is now available in Nature Bio Foods B.V.
The PUSA Basmati possesses long, slender grains (7.3 mm) with very occasional grain chalkiness, kernel length after cooking of 13.8 mm, and a strong aroma. In the panel test, its quality demonstrated excellence based on its appearance, tenderness on touching and chewing, taste, fragrance, elongation, and overall acceptability, which is competent to 584 Variety notification with the recurrent parent Pusa Basmati 1.
This variety has been released for commercial cultivation in the Basmati growing regions of the Western Uttar Pradesh, National Capital Region of Delhi, Uttarakhand, Haryana, and Punjab vide Gazette notification no. S.O.3540(E), dated 22.11.2016.
It produces an average yield of 4.2 t / ha in 130 days and has a potential yield of up to 7.0 t /ha. PB 1637 has exhibited a resistant reaction against blast disease with an SI of 2.7 (2014) and 2.9 (2015) as compared with its recurrent, Pusa Basmati 1, which showed a highly susceptible reaction with SI of 6.1 (2014) and 6.5 (2015)