Scientific Name: Elletteria Cardamom
Best Altitude for Cultivation: 1500 meter above sea level
Harvest Season: October To February
Temperature : 100 C to 250 C
Propagation : Seedlings and Vegetative Propagation
Pollinating Agent : Honey Bee
A cardamom plant normally starts bearing capsules from the third year of planting. The harvested capsules are rubbed on wire mesh and polished before they are graded and stored in polythene – gunny bags to retain the green color and to avoid exposure to moisture.
Cardamom seeds are used for flavoring cookies, cakes, candies, curry powders and beverages. In some areas these seeds are added in coffee and tea for better flavor.