Horticulture :: Flower Crops :: Jathimalli

JATHI MALLI (PITCHI) Jasminum grandiflorum L.

Co 1 ,Co 2 and Arka Surabhi are the popular varieties of jathimalli.

Co 1

Co 2

Soil and climate
Well drained red loamy soils and tropical climate are best suited.

Season of planting
Planting spreads from June - November.


Terminal cuttings (12.5 - 15 cm long).
Layers or rooted cuttings are planted at 2.0 x 1.5 m spacing (3350 plants/ha) in 30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm pits.

Field preparation and planting 
Layers or rooted cuttings are planted at 2.0 x 1.5 m spacing (3350 plants/ha) in 30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm pits.

Irrigation is done once in 10 days.

Provided immediately after planting followed by weekly irrigation depending upon weather conditions.

FYM @ 10 kg/pit is applied before planting. NPK @ 60:120:120g/plant/year is applied in 2 equal splits during December (after pruning) and June-July.  


Foliar spray ofZnSO40.25% + MgSO40.5% + FeSO40.5% (In case of expression of micronutrient deficiency, spraying should be done at fortnightly intervals until the chlorotic symptoms disappear).


Soil application of2 kg each of Azospirillum and Phosphobacteria per ha at the time of planting. It is to be mixed with 100kg of FYM and applied in pits.

Pruning is done during the last week of December to 45 cm height from ground level.

Plant protection
Bud worm
Spray Profenofos 50 EC @ 1 ml/lit or Thiochloprid 240 SC @ 2 ml/l

Holotrichia beetle   
Install light trap to attract the adults immediately after summer rain.

Red spider mite
Spray wettable sulphur 50 WP @ 2 g/l or Propargite 57 % EC @ 2ml/l or Fenazaquin 10 % EC @ 2 ml/l

Leaf spot
Spraying of Mancozeb @ 2.5g/l from the onset of monsoon at monthly intervals will control the disease occurence.

Season of flowering and harvest
Flowering starts from May to October. Fully developed unopened flower buds are picked in the morning for fresh flower trade. For oil extraction opened flowers are to be picked before 10 a.m. 

Flower opening

Opened flowers for oil extraction

The flower yield is 11 t/ha of flower buds
About 29 kg/ha of Jasmine concretes can be obtained.

Flowers: 11 t/ha; concrete recovery: 0.25 - 0.32 %.

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