High yielding tea variety introduced
A high-yielding new tea variety having resistance to any climatic
condition has been introduced by a team of tea experts headed by
Talawakele Tea Research Institute Chief Dr Kumudini Gunasekera. Research
conducted by the tea experts have revealed that a hectare of this new
variety of tea brings a harvest of 2,500 kilograms.
Meanwhile, the Tea Research Institute has drawn the attention of tea
cultivators to a system to obtain seeds from tea plants.
The research team which is introducing this new method said that this
system has proved successful as it too had brought high yields.