Pepper Thekken is noted for its highly branched spikes, which result in high yield. Eight hundred to thousand berries can found in a single spike of this variety against 60 to 80 berries in locally popular variety. The berries are present on both main and branched spikes. Increased Lateral branches with more nodes and inter nodes, resistance to insects and diseases particularly quick wilt, thin epidermis, negligible air cavity etc are other distinguishing features of Thekken.
Pepper Karimunda is a wild variety that has been cultivated in Kerala from long time. now also it stands different from other varieties with its disease resistant nature. Karimunda plants are mainly grown in pepper farming areas of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu. Karimunda plants have ovate small leaves with even margins, dark green leaves and spikes. The have high spiking intensity. Their yield per wine is said to be 3-5. New spikes will be dark in color.