Gingelli, Sesame,Til

Posted by on April 30, 2013 in fruiting season MW, Others, semi shade, water generously | Comments Off on Gingelli, Sesame,Til

Gingelli, Sesame,Til
Scientific Name : Sesamum indicum
Family : Pedaliaceae
Common Name : Gingelli, Sesame,Til
A small plant with cute flowers. The wild variety has deep pink coloured flowers. The cultivated variety has white flowers. On wild variety, on each node, there is a yellow coloured gland. It is absent on the cultivated variety. Sesame is a very good source of edible oil.
Propagation : Seeds
Longevity : Annual