1. Origin:

BC15 is a high-yielding purebred rice variety which is monopolized by ThaiBinh Seed Joint Stock Corporation. It was recognized as National Seed in 2008.

2. Characteristics:

BC15 is a cold-tolerant variety with wide adaptability, strong tillering and strong regeneration.

Growth time: in the North of Viet Nam: in Spring crop from 130 days to 138 days, in Summer crop from 110 days to 115 days; in South Central and Central Highlands: in Winter - Spring crop from 115 days to 120 days, in Summer - Autumn crop from 105 days to 110 days; in the South of Viet Nam: from 100 days to 105 days.

Heigh: from 110cm to 115 cm; big flowers, grainy, slim seeds, 1000 seeds's net weight is about 23 grams to 24 grams.
Good resistance to leaf blight bacteria and brown planthopper, slightly to moderately infected by rice blast bacteria.

Average yield reaches from 70 quintals to 75 quintals/ha, can reach from 90 quintals to 100 quintals/ha with good intensive farming conditions.

The ratio of milled rice is high (68-72%); Amylose content reaches the average of 18.0%, good rice's quality, pure rice grains; cooked rice is soft, strong taste.