GCH-5 (SHB-145)

Year of release 1995-96
Notified vide S.O. No. & date : 647 (E) 09-09-1997
Released at Central or State level Central
Developed by GAU, S.K. Nagar, Gujarat
Pedigree / type of material Geeta x SH-72
Recommended states Castor growing regions of India
Recommended ecology Irrigated conditions
Duration Medium
Days to maturity for first picking 110-120 DAS
Growth habit Tall
Average seed yield (kg/ha) 2800
Days to 50% flowering 52-57
Plant height upto base of primary(cm) 58-62
Number of nodes to primary raceme 14-19
100 seed weight(g) 27-28
Oil content(%) 50
Special features Resistant to wilt and tolerant to root rot
tolerant to jassids, whitefly, capsule borer and water stress
Source of seed Gujarat State Seed Corporation, Gandhinagar, Gujarat