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Kalonji: A Glance Over Improved Varieties Of Black Cumin

Here we are presenting the information about Nigella Sativa (also known as Black seed & Black cumin, and Kalonji in Hindi). Nigella Sativa is a high-yielding crop and can generate tremendous profits. Many farmers are aware of it, but not aware of the improved varieties of it that are in demand these days.

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Improved varieties of black cumin
Black Cumin In The Wooden Spoon

Farmers are becoming more interested in cultivating medicinal crops due to the high demand in the market, which provides a solid income. However, many farmers are still unaware of it. Indeed, many farmers are active in the cultivation of medicinal crops, but many are also unaware of the proper techniques.

Today we will talk about Nigella Sativa (also known as Black seed & Black cumin, and Kalonji in Hindi).   

Nigella Sativa is a high-yielding crop and can generate tremendous profits. Many farmers are aware of it, but not aware of the improved varieties of it that are in demand these days. 

Improved Varieties of Kalonji 

Check out the best varieties of Black Cumin


This is one of the best varieties of kalonji grown in India. The length of its plant is about 2 feet, and production capacity per hectare is up to 8 quintals.  

Azad Krishna 

This variety of nigella is mostly cultivated in Uttar Pradesh & Haryana. Its production capacity is 10 to 12 quintals per hectare. 

Pant Krishna 

It matures in 140 days. Its production capacity is 8 to 10 quintals per hectare.  


This is the improved variety of nigella. Its production capacity is 10 to 15 quintals per hectare and gets ready in 140 to 150 days. 


This is another better kalonji type. This type is in high demand these days, and farmers are cultivating it because of its high production potential. It has a capacity of up to 50 quintals per hectare. It takes 160-170 days to mature.

Click here to read the medicinal uses of Kalonji 

About Nigella Sativa 

Nigella Sativa is used as a dried seed in food. It is also used by pharmaceutical industries for medicinal use and is also used by cosmetic industries. Its high medicinal properties are mentioned in various religious and old literature dated more than 2000 years back.  

Also read: Put A Glace Over These Improved Varieties Of Black Cumin (Kalonji)

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