GCH-8 (SHB-896)

Image of Castor Hybrid GCH-8
Year of release 2018
Notified vide S.O. No. & date : 1379(E), 27-3-2018
Released at Central or State level Central
Developed by Oilseeds Research Station, SDAU, S.K.Nagar, Gujarat
Pedigree / type of material JP-96 x DCS-89
Recommended states All castor growing states of India
Recommended ecology Irrigated and rainfed conditions
Duration Medium
Days to maturity for first picking 95-105 DAS
Growth habit Medium
Mean seed yield (kg/ha) 1895 (Rainfed)
3588 (Irrigated)
Days to 50% flowering 55-60
Plant height upto base of primary(cm)  80-85
Number of nodes to primary raceme 14-17
100 seed weight(g) 33.0
Oil content(%)     48.1
Special features Resistant to wilt, tolerant to root rot
Source of seed Castor-Mustard Research Station,
Dantiwada Agricultural University,
Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat-385 506