We can supply bulk quantity of Jatropha seeds with
80 % germination and with minimum 30% oil content.
curcas (Kattamanakku) is an oil plant. The botanic name
Jatropha is derived from Greek, "Jatras" meaning
Doctor and "trophe," Nutrition.
It is significant to
point out that, the non-edible vegetable oil of Jatropha
curcas has the requisite potential of providing a promising
and commercially viable alternative to diesel oil since
it has desirable physicochemical and performance characteristics
comparable to diesel. Cars could be run with Jatropha
curcas without requiring much change in design.
advantages of jatropha are given below:
Jatropha is adapted to a wide range of climates and
It can grow almost on any type of soil whether gravelly,
sandy or saline and thrives even on the poorest stony
soils and rock crevices.
It is a drought resistant perennial living up to 50
The tree grows up to
a height of 3 meters, which means harvesting is an easy
task. A hybrid variety of jatropha could give three
harvests an year, compared to two harvests by other
varieties of jatropha. It takes two years for a 'Jatropha'
sapling to begin producing seeds, and they can produce
seeds for up to 30 years. The seeds are crushed to extract
raw oil, Jatropha seeds contain about 35% of non-edible
also provide complete guidance and consultation in the
form of interactive CD which explains the whole process
involved in jatropha plantation.