In north Indian plains, sowing is done during late-February to mid-March while in north-eastern and western India, November-January. In west Bengal, sowing is recommended by mid-November, while in central and south India with mild winters sowing is done during December-January. In Rajasthan, a rainy season crop is also taken and it is sown during August-September. In north Indian hills, Asahi Yamato is sown during April-May. For transplanting, 1-2 seeds/ bag are sown in perforated alkathene bags of 150-200 micron thickness and 8cm נ10cm size. Seedlings at 2-3 leaves stage with ball of earth should be transplanted.