Early Sutarsar is lowland variety developed in Maharashtra India and boasts a high protein content of 11%. It was entered into the USDA’s NPGS in 1963. I obtained my initial seed from the USDA. This variety was part of my 2019 rice trials wherein early maturing lowland varieties were grown in upland conditions. Early Sutarsar performed well under upland conditions and had a good yield of 7 pounds of paddy per 100 square foot. It was also grown in a sandy loam soil.
Early Sutarsar is a awnless, medium grain, red rice. It flowered 52 days from transplanting and was harvested 92 days from transplanting. The plants reached a height of 3 foot and had no issues with lodging after periods of heavy rainfall. *I will be adding a flavor/cooking profile to this page in the near future.