Kon Suito Rice (Mongolia early maturing)

Kon Suito is an extremely early maturing variety from Mongolia that performs well under upland conditions. It flowered 53 days from setting out transplants and was harvested 87 days from transplant. Some of the panicles had mature grains in 60 days. This is the earliest variety of upland rice I have trialled. It is a tall variety (4 foot) and experienced some minor lodging issues after heavy rains during grain-fill. The yield was moderate and similar to Duborskian. Kon Suito is an awnless, short grain brown rice. The flavor of Kon Suito is similar to Duborskian, with a smooth texture and slightly nutty taste. This would be an excellent breakfast cereal, for soups or pilaf.

 

 

Cooked Kon Suito.