Red Soils

These are found mostly in the southern parts of Thiruvananthapuram district and in pockets in catenary sequence along the foot slopes of laterite hills and mounds. These soils are identified in undulating plains of lowland with a general slope of 3 to 10%. These are mostly very deep and homogeneous in nature. The texture of the soil generally ranges from sandy clay loam to clay loam with red to dark red colour. Gravels are rarely noticed in these soils. A variety of crops such as coconut, arecanut, banana, yams, pineapple, vegetables, fruit trees etc., can be grown under proper management.