Kalonji (Nigella sativa)
Nigella sativa 'Black Cumin'
Kalonji को nigella sativa भी कहा जाता है छोटे काले Kalonji बीज झाड़ियों पर होते है जो व्यापक रूप से मध्य भारत में उगाया जाता है
Name of Variety: Kalonji
Crops Season: Rabi Season (Start from oct-nov to mar-april)
Yield: 3-3.5 kg/ acre
Duration: 130 - 150 days
Water: kalonji (kuranji) is a ayurvedic crop. This needs 6 time irrigation in 20-25 day gape. It’s seed like as onion seeds. height is 3-4 feet .
Sowing: Sow in spring through summer and in autumn.
India, Pakistan, Afghanistan – it’s used as a seasoning in the same way that salt and pepper are used in the West.
kalonji oil Features
kalonji oil is an effective anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory remedy. As a result, it is often used to fight infections and strengthen the immune system. It contains over 100 valuable nutrients. It is comprised of approximately 21% protein, 38% carbohydrates, and 35% plant fats and oils. Kalonji oil provides a rich supply of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
kalonji (Nigella sativa) is native to western Asia where it grows both wild and cultivated. It is also cultivated in India, Egypt and the Middle East.
Seeds can be harvested from late summer and stored for use throughout the year. Harvest by placing the pods in a paper bag; allow to dry out completely, then rub the paper bag in your hands to release the black seeds. Next cut the corner of the bag and retrieve the seeds with use of a sieve. Ensure that the black seeds are completely dry then store in an airtight container.
While that spice rack adjacent to the stove may be convenient for storage and access, it can prematurely destroy the potency of your harvest. Store seeds in the freezer, since exposure to light and heat releases the spice's volatile oils, which, in turn, removes the sought-after fragrance in any spice.
Water and Fertilizer
Black cumin does fine with average watering and can tolerate short periods of drought, but water plants regularly during long periods without rain to keep the soil from drying out too much.
Fertilize plants with a 4-12-4 liquid fertilizer, either at the time of transplanting seedlings grown from seed indoors or when plants sown directly outside are well established. To mix, combine 4 tablespoons of concentrate liquid fertilizer with 2 gallons of water. To apply, pour a cup of prepared solution into the soil around the base of each plant. Repeat in seven days, then start regular feedings every 7 to 14 days.