Ciby Kallingal – A True Saviour of Nutmeg

An Article in SPICE INDIA    Vol. 28, No. 11, November 2015 When one of the first nurseries in South India commenced operation in 1908 in Channoth area near Pattikkad in Thrichur district, the proprietor, Ollukaran Thomakutty never imagined that he would be playing a vital role in shaping the destiny of nutmeg cultivation in the […]

Nutmeg varieties

Nutmeg types and characters Type Characters KALLINGAL – 1 Tall, Good Spread, Normal Nut, Full Mace, Year Round Yield (Approximately above 4000 nuts/year)80-90 nuts/kg      3 gram/mace KALLINGAL – 2 Tall, Good Spread, Big Nut & Mace, Year Round Yield (Approximately above 5000 nuts/year)70-80 nuts/kg       3 gram/mace KALLINGAL – 3 Normal Height, Spread, Big Nut & […]

Nutmeg Nursery and Plantations

Kallingal Plantations is considered to be the best Nutmeg Nursery in Kerala with vast areas under Nutmeg cultivation. Nutmeg plantations and the nursery are famous for the quality and variety of Nutmeg seedlings. About Kallingal Plantations Kallingal plantations have introduced a unique way of cultivating nutmeg alongside coconut, rubber, arecanut etc. For Mr. Ciby George […]

Kallingal Nutmeg Nursery in Kerala

Kallingal Nutmeg Nursery is one of the few Nutmeg nurseries in Kerala which is government approved. The Kallingal Nutmeg nursery has its own reasons to be famous. The Nursery has over 30 varieties of Nutmeg plants and each with a distinction. Kallingal is one of the few award winners for Genome preservation of Nutmeg plants […]

Nutmeg – the nature’s bounty

Nutmeg is the seed of nutmeg tree, egg­shaped. Nutmeg harvesting takes place 7 – ­9 years after planting. The trees reach full production after 20 years. Nutmeg tree is important for two species, derived from the fruit nutmeg and mace. Several other commercial products are also produced from the nutmeg tree which includes essential oils, extracted […]