Kurumiwase Lowland Rice (high yielding Japanese variety)

Kurumiwase is a heritage variety from Tokyo Japan. It was entered into the USDA’s NPGS in 1939. It was part of my 2019 rice trials wherein early maturing lowland varieties were grown in upland conditions. This variety did very well under upland growing conditions and had an excellent yield of nearly 12 pounds of paddy per 100 square foot! I obtained my initial seed from the USDA.

Kurumiwase is an awnless, short grain brown rice. It flowered 66 days from transplanting and was harvested 123 days from transplanting. The plants grew to about 3 1/2 foot tall and had no issues with lodging during periods of heavy rainfall. *I will be adding a flavor/cooking profile to this page in the near future.

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