Article Index
LEMONGRASS
1. Medicinal Properties & Use
2. Botany & Varieties
3. Chemical Constituents
4. Types
5. Improved Varieties
6. Soil & Climate
7. Propagation
8. Planting & Aftercare
9. Pest & Diseases
10. Harvest & Processing
11. Distillation
12. Purification & Storage
13. Seed Harvest
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Seed harvest


Lemongrass crop kept for seed purpose is not cut as yield of seeds from plants subjected to regular harvest is very low.

Lemongrass is cross pollinated. Hence to maintain genetic purity, isolation distance of 300-400 m should be given between two varieties.
Generally, plant flowers during October –November  and mature seeds are collected during January-February.

The whole inflorescence is cut and dried in sun and seeds are collected by thrashing against floor or beating with sticks.
Seed mass which is commonly known as ‘fluff’ is dried and stored in gunny bags lined with polythene.

Seed yield is about 25 kg /acre.