It can be planted throughout the year
the best varieties are C O 1, 2, 3, ( green variety)
kannara local ( red variety)
arun ( red variety)
diseases: elappulli / white spots on leaf can be treated by spraying a mixture of 10 gm sodakaram
(washing soda and manjal/ turmeric powder 10 gm in 1 1/2 liters of water.