Spices of Thekkady – Cardamom

A cardamom plant normally starts bearing fruit from the third year of planting. The harvested fruits are rubbed on wire mesh and polished before they are graded and stored in polythene gunny bags to retain the green color and to avoid exposure to moisture. There are numerous cardamom plantations around Thekkady, Kerala.

Cardamom Plant

Cardamom Plant

Cardamom Pods at Bottom of Plant

Cardamom Pods at Bottom of Plant

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