Approved Rice varieties in Pakistan

There are mainly three (3) kinds of rice sorts in Pakistan, which can be produced for native consumption abs well for export. These are Basmati (fragrant), IRRI selection (medium long grain) and impressive grain (cold tolerant types). Throughout the world, Basmati rice is rather well-known for its pleasant aroma blended with consuming qualities and best possible cooking. The medium long grain rice varieties are typically produced in Sindh area and supply superior yield than basmati rice varieties.

List of rice sorts in Pakistan

Ahmed and Akram (2007) have made a substantial effort to consolidate the entire rice varieties grown in Pakistan. The rice types are as follows:

Name of rice variety Release year
Basmati 370 1933
JP-5 1965
Basmati Pak 1968
IR6 1971
Basmati 198 1972
Kashmir Nafes 1981
DR 82 1982
KS 282 1983
DR 83 1983
Swat 1 1984
Swat 2 1984
Basmati 385 1988
Shadab 1988
Sada Hayat 1988
DR 92 1993
Shut 92 1993
Pakhal 1996
Rachna basmati 1996
Super Basmati 1996
Kushboo 95 1996
Saheen basmati 2001
Basmat 2000 2001
NIAB-IR( 2001
Sarshar 2003

Rice varieties in Punjab

Basmati Rice (high quality long grain and aromatic) is fashionable in Punjab for cultivation. Punjab’s climate and soil paintings to the good thing about the production of Basmati rice types. The soil is either sandy with just right drainage or limited with just right drainage. Locally grown rice varieties in Punjab are as follows:

Basmati 370 

Year of release 1933
AGRONOMIC TRAITS
Plant height (cm) 172
Tillers/hill (No.) 11
Maturity days (No.) 115-120
Leaf habits Droopy
Stem Weak
Grains/panicle 115
Paddy Grain
Length (mm) 9.50
Breadth (mm) 2.20
Milling Recovery (%)
Total 70.4
Head Rice 62.3
Milled Grain
Length (mm) 6.70
Breadth (mm) 1.60
LIB ratio 4.19
Size Long
Shape Slender

Mushkan-7 

Muskan-7  
Plant height (cm) 175
Tillers/hill (No. 10
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 9.50
Paddy Grain breadth (mm) 2.10
Milled Grain Deep Chocolate Color
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.70
Milled Grain breadth (mm) 1.92
L/B ratio 3.50
  1. Jhona-349 
Jhona-340  
Plant height (cm) 175
Tillers/hill (No.) 12
Maturity days (No.) 95
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 9.09
Paddy Grain Breadth (mm) 2.33
Milled Grain Length (mm)  6.36
Milled Grain Breadth (mm) 2.00
LIB ratio 2.86

Mushkan-41 

Mushkan – 41  
Paddy Grain – Length (mm) 9.72
Paddy Grain Breadth (mm) 2.00
Milled Grain Light Chocolate Colour
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.80
Milled Grain Breadth (mm) 1.90
LIB ratio 3.54

Sathra-278 

Sathra -278  
Plant height (cm) 150
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 9.54
Paddy Grain Breadth (mm) 2.30
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.70
Milled Grain Breadth (mm) 2.20

Mahlar-346 

Mahlar-346  
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 9.4
Paddy Grain Breadth (mm) 2.56
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.55
Milled Grain Breadth (mm) 2.08
LIB ratio 3.14

Palman 246 

Palman 246   
Paddy Grain Length (mm 9.9
Paddy Grain Breadth (mm)
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.9
Milled Grain Breadth (mm) 1.7
L/B ratio 4.05

C-622 

C-622   
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 9.40
Paddy Grain Breadth (mm) 2.10
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.90
Milled Grain Breadth (mm) 1.7

Basmati Pak 

Basmati Pak Rice  
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 10.9
Breadth(mm) 2.20
Milling Recovery Total (%) 70.0
Head Rice 60.0
Milled Grain Length (mm) 7.70
Milled Grain Breadth (mm) 1.80
L/B ratio 4.27

IRRI-8 

IR-8  
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 8.81
Paddy Grain Breadth
(mm)
2.65
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.40
Breadth (mm) 2.80
  • IRRI-6 
IR-6  
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 9.70
Breadth (mm) 2.40
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.62
Breadth (mm) 1.90

BASMATI – 198 

BASMATI – 198  
Paddy Grain Length
(mm
9.70
Breadth (mm) 2.26
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.9
Breadth (mm) 1.90
  • PK 177 
PK 177  
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.9
Breadth (mm) 4.31
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 9.8
Breadth (mm) 2.3

KS 282 

KS – 282  
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 9.80
Breadth (mm) 2.30
Milling Recovery’ (%) Total 72,4
Head Rice 58.5
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.7
Breadth (mm) 2.00

BASMATI – 385 

BASMATI – 385  
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 9.60
Breadth (mm) 2.2
Milling Recovery’ (%) Total 71.7
Head Rice 65.2
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.8
Breadth (mm) 1.6
Size Long
Shape Slender
Protein (%) 8.1
Amylose (%) 23.18
Aroma Moderate

SUPER BASMATI RICE 

SUPER BASMATI RICE  
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 11.2
Breadth (mm) 2.11
Milling Recovery’ (%) Total 69.7
Head Rice 58.8
Milled Grain Length (mm) 7.4
Breadth (mm) 1.6
Size Extra Long
Shape Slender
Protein (%) 8.9
Amylose (%) 24.8
Aroma Strong

BASMATI – 2000 

BASMATI – 2000  
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 10.89
Breadth (mm) 1.97
Milling Recovery’ (%) Total 69.5
Head Rice 53
Milled Grain Length (mm) 7.68
Breadth (mm) 1.83
Size Extra Long
Shape Slender
Protein (%) 8.1
Amylose (%) 25.2
Aroma Strong

KASHMIR NAFEES 

KASHMIR NAFEES  
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 9.8
Breadth (mm) 2.3
Milling Recovery’ (%) Total 68
Head Rice 52
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.61
Breadth (mm) 1.80
Size Long
Shape Slender
Protein (%) 6.5
Amylose (%) 20.15
Aroma Strong

RACHNA BASMATI 

NIAB IR9  
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 10.5
Breadth (mm) 2.4
Milling Recovery’ (%) Total 68.0
Head Rice 51.5
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.87
Breadth (mm) 1.6
Size Long
Shape Slender
Protein (%) 7.23
Amylose (%) 22.29
Aroma Nil

NIAB IR9 

NIAB IR9  
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 10.5
Breadth (mm) 2.4
Milling Recovery’ (%) Total 68.0
Head Rice 51.5
Milled Grain Length (mm) 6.87
Breadth (mm) 1.6
Size Long
Shape Slender
Protein (%) 7.23
Amylose (%) 22.29
Aroma Nil

SHAHEEN BASMATI 

SHAHEEN BASMATI  
Paddy Grain Length (mm) 9.88
Breadth (mm) 2.0
Milling Recovery’ (%) Total 68.4
Head Rice 62.75
Milled Grain Length (mm) 7.23
Breadth (mm) 1.77
Size Extra Long
Shape Slender
Protein (%) 7
Amylose (%) 22.96
Aroma Moderate

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