Scintific Name : Vigna aconitifolia
Chromosome no. : 2n=22
Origin : South Asia
is a drought-resistant legume, commonly grown in arid and semi-arid regions of India. It is commonly called mat bean, moth bean, matki or dew bean. The pods, sprouts and protein-rich seeds of this crop are commonly consumed in India. Moth bean can be grown on many soil types, and can also act as a pasture legume.
Moth bean is a creeping annual herbaceous plant which grows to approximately 40 cm high. Yellow flowers on its hairy and densely packed branches develop into yellow-brown pods, 2 to 3 inches in length. The seeds of these pods contain approximately 22–24% protein.
|TIME OF SOWING||NOVEMBER-DECEMBER , FEBRUARY – MARCH|
|SEED RATE PER ACRE||5 TO 6 KG.|
|DAY TO IRRIGATION||AS PER REQUIREMENT|
|DAY OF MATURITY||80 TO 90 DAY|
|LEAF COLOUR||GREEN COLOUR|
|GRAIN COLOUR||GLOSSY GREEN COLOUR|
|GRAIN PER FOOD||8 TO 10 SEEDS|
|SPECIALITY||HIGH YIELDING VARIETY, TOLERANCE TO DROUGHT|
|YIELD PER ACRE (APPROX)||600 TO 800 KGS.|