This variety is a selection from germplasm collected from Vazhisodhanipalayam in South Arcot District of Tamil Nadu. It has a medium sized tree having setting of 5 to 7 fruits per panicle. It was released in the year 1981 and the mean yield is 7.2 kg/tree under Vridhachalam conditions. The nut size is small with 5g nut weight and shelling percentage of 28%. The kernel grade is W 320. This variety is withdrawn from recommendation for cultivation.
This is the only variety released at national level based on the multilocational trial conducted at six coordinating centres. This national variety is a selection from the germplasm (T. No. 1668) collected from Kattupalli village of Minjur block of Changelpattu district of Tamil Nadu and released in 1985. This variety is found to be “prepotent” – meaning that the variety is capable of giving good seedling progenies irrespective of male parents. This variety is found adaptable over wide range of soils and regions. The percentage of bisexual flowers is 10 with a setting of 5-8 fruits per panicle. The average yield is about 7.4 kg/tree. The nut size is small with 5.1g nut weight with shelling percentage of 28.3%. The kernel grade is W 320. The colour of the apple is pinkish yellow. This variety is withdrawn from recommendation for cultivation.
This is a selection from seedling progeny of a high yielding tree collected from a village Edayanchavadi in South Arcot District of Tamil Nadu and was released in 1991. It has 12.1% perfect flowers. The average yield of this variety is about 10 kg/tree, thus the increase over VRI-2 and VRI-1 being 35 to 39% respectively. The nut size is medium with 7.2g nut weight and shelling percentage of 29.1%. The kernel grade conforms to W 210 export grade. This variety is picking up fast among farmers of not only of Tamil Nadu but also of other states.