Changalikodan

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Changalikodan is a banana variety originated and cultivated in Chengazhikodu village of Thrissur District in Kerala state of India. Changalikodan are cultivated on the banks of the Bharathapuzha river. It is grown in Erumapetty, Wadakkancherry, Mundoor, Kaiparambu, Desamangalam and Thayyur of Thrissur District. It is the Kaazhchakula to the presiding deity of the Guruvayur Temple Sree Krishna Temple. The average bunch bears 20 to 25 fruits per hand. Changalikodan is on the way to get Geographical indication from the Indian Patent Office.[1][2]

Cultivation[edit]

The Changalikodan is planted in the month of October and are grown organically which gives its unusual yellow colour and texture. More use of the organic fertilizers can affect the appearance of banana bunches. Individual attention, special care and monitoring of every stage are needed for this banana variety. Green leaf manure, ash and cow dung are used to supplement the growth. Traditional farmers cover the banana bunches with old banana leaves so that it can get the colour.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "This Onam will see the advent of Changalikodan bananas". IBN Live. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  2. ^ "This Onam will see the advent of Changalikodan bananas". New Indian Express. Retrieved 2012-08-14.