Turmeric is a sacred spice from India. It is nicknamed as “Indian solid Gold” or “Indian Saffron” owing to its golden Yellow color. Turmeric’s Botanical name is “Curcuma longa” which belongs to the Zingiberaceae family. It has a profound use as a flavouring & dyeing agent. The extract is used in pharmaceutical industries and Ayurvedic industries. It is commonly used in all Asian dishes.
India is the largest producer and exporter of turmeric in the world. There is a lot of demand for turmeric powder with high curcumin content. As the demand for Organic Spices is increasing, the demand for Organic Turmeric fingers and Organic Spices has increased.
- Climatic Conditions for Turmeric Farming:
Turmeric is a tropical herb which is grown in the subtropical and tropical region. It requires Humid Climatic Conditions and rainfall of 1500mm or more per annum or a proper irrigation system. Turmeric is available during 2 seasons in India i.e. from February to May and August to October. It is grown in rotation with sugarcane, chilli, onion, garlic, wheat, Ragi, vegetables. It is grown as a subsidiary crop to ginger in some reasons.Turmeric is also grown organically, provided the rotational crop should also be organic. There are many organic spices manufacturers in India who deal in organic turmeric powder and organic turmeric fingers. Organic Products India is one of the better-known exporters & organic products manufacturers in India, who are mainly focused on Organic Spices. Fresh turmeric is cured by obtaining Dry turmeric. The fingers are separated from mother rhizomes and cured in boiling water. After boiling cured turmeric fingers, they are dried naturally or with the help of a drying Pump. After drying, they are polished by rubbing manually or by using an automatic mechanical rubbing machine.
The Rhizome (weight: 25-30gms)) are is dibbled at a depth of 4 cm with a spacing of 45*15cm.
To begin, seed material from high yielding local varieties may be used in the absence of organically produced seeds. The seed is sometimes sprouted under moist straw before sowing. For sowing, both the mother ‐ rhizomes and fingers are used. The fingers are cut into 3‐ 5 cm long pieces, and the mother rhizomes are planted as such or split into two; each having at least one sound bud. A seed rate of 1000 kg rhizomes is required for planting one acre of land. As an intercrop in a fruit‐garden seed rate may be as low as 125 ‐ 200 kg per acre. At the time of planting 25 g powdered neem cake mix well with soil is applied in each pit taken at a spacing of 20‐25 cm within and between rows. Turmeric needs heavy manuring. Turmeric can be planted during April‐July with the receipt of pre-monsoon showers.The yield of Pure crop varies from 8000kg to 10000kg per acre. Under exceptionally favorable condition. Proper irrigation system gives the crop approx. 12000‐13000kg per acre.
As turmeric powder manufacturer, we take special care when it comes to procurement of turmeric and organic turmeric fingers and powders. There is a high demand for turmeric powder having curcumin content of 5 to7%. Organic Products India is one of those suppliers who can supply the turmeric powder with good quality.