Edayur Chilli, Kuttiattoor Mango receives GI tag

Jannie Delucca


Edayur Chilli and Kuttiattoor Mango are the hottest to receive the Geographical Sign tag through concerted efforts of IPR Cell of Kerala Agricultural College, Point out Division of Agriculture Progress and Farmers’ Welfare and farmers of Edayur Chilli and Kuttiattoor Mango.

Kerala is a biodiversity hotspot and also has unique agriculture commodities nurtured by farmers above centuries. The GI registration will enable the nearby merchandise to gain better access to domestic and worldwide markets, KAU officials stated.

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Edayur chilli (Edayur mulaku in Malayalam) is a nearby cultivar of Edayur, Athavanad, Marakkara, Irimbiliyam, Kalpakanchery and Valanchery panchayaths in Valanchery block and Moorkanad and Kuruva panchayaths in Angadippuram block of Malappuram district, currently being cultivated in the space for at least the past a hundred and fifty yrs. From Edayur, big quantity of this chilli had been offered to nearby markets and districts for producing Kondattom (sunlight-dried-curd-chillies) an integral portion of every and each individual meal of the space.

Exclusive cultivar

Edayur Chilli gardens are a prevalent sight in this space in the course of the months of April until December. It is a unique cultivar of this space with really very low pungency. The distinctiveness can be attributed to its genetic makeup, the certain environmental and soil conditions of space of cultivation and the common methods of cultivation.


Kuttiattoor mango (Kuttiattoor manga in Malayalam) is a well-known and tasty common mango cultivar of Kuttiattoor and the nearby gram panchayaths in Kannur district of North Kerala. Trees with big amount of mangoes on them are a visual handle for anyone going to Kuttiattoor in the course of the months of March, April and May perhaps.

Even nevertheless this cultivar is most popularly regarded as Kuttiattoor mango, it is intriguing to observe that it is also regarded as ‘Nambiar manga’, ‘Kannapuram manga’, ‘Kunjimangalam manga’ and ‘Vadakkumbhagam manga’ in modest pockets of Kannur. It is famous for its pleasing orange-yellow colored fruits as properly as the outstanding taste and flavour. Yet another speciality is that ripened fruits do not display speckles or patches on the pores and skin, producing it additional pleasing in current market. The distinctiveness of Kuttiattoor mango is aided by the combination of certain environmental conditions of the space of its cultivation and varietal people.

GI standing is expected to offer better visibility and current market chances for Edayur Chilli and Kuttiattoor mango in the days to arrive, the officials additional.

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