Crop: Ginger

Crop Detail

Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems (false stems made of the rolled bases of leaves) about a meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades. The inflorescences bear pale yellow with purple flowers and arise directly from the rhizome on separate shoots. Ginger originated in the tropical rainforests from the Indian subcontinent to Southern Asia where ginger plants show considerable genetic variation. As one of the first spices exported from the Orient, ginger arrived in Europe during the spice trade, and was used by ancient Greeks and Romans. The distantly related dicots in the genus Asarum are commonly called wild ginger because of their similar taste.

Major/Minor Major
Temporary/Permanent Temporary
Category Agriculture Extension
Type Vegetables
Crop Climate Title Tropical
Crop Water Method Title Rain-fed
Crop Duration Perennial
Crop Economic Title Food Crop
Crop Growing Season Kharif / Rainy / Monsoon Crops


Sucking Pests

White grub Fruit and Shoot Borer Wild Boar Shoot Borer

Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Leaf Spot Bacterial Soft Rot Wilt

Fungal Diseases

Downy Mildew Purple Blotch and Stemphylium Blight Soft Rot Leaf spot Root knot nematode Bacterial wilt

Viral Diseases


Ginger Seed Varieties

Name Seed Rate
Hybrid ولائتي 10-12 mds/ acre