Various types of fruits and vegetables are cultivated in India. Some of these fruits have been grown for centuries and now have become a good source of income for the farmers.
Passion fruit is being mass produced in Manipur.
Various types of fruits and vegetables are cultivated in India. Some of these fruits have been grown for centuries and now have become a good source of income for the farmers. Being full of medicinal properties, apart from fruits, they are also being used in different ways. Due to low production and high demand, companies are also cultivating them in collaboration with farmers. One such fruit is Passion Fruit. It is also known as Krishna fruit in India.
The Krishna fruit belongs to the Passifleraceae family. It occurs in abundance in India and Brazil. It is also cultivated in Coorg, Nilgiri and Malabar regions of India. It is also cultivated in large quantities in the northeastern states of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland. According to the government’s data, in recent times, its production in Manipur has been increasing in considerable quantity. This fruit, which looks like a grape, is used in many forms in Northeast India. The people of this place cook their vegetables and eat them.
There are more than 500 varieties of Passion Fruit
Passion fruit is eaten extensively around the world. It has more than 500 varieties. Passion fruit replenishes nutrients, minerals and vitamins. There is a lot of quantity of vitamins including potassium, copper, fiber in it. Along with increasing digestive power, it is also helpful in increasing immunity, reducing inflammation and controlling aging.
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Passion fruit grows well in the hills. It does not require much rain to harvest. With temperatures above 15 degrees and up to 30 degrees, its yield is good and the quality of fruits is also right. Dry sandy soil is considered best for its cultivation. The time of onset of monsoon is most suitable for its transplanting.
Yield up to 20 tonnes in one hectare
Irrigation and weed control are necessary after transplanting. After 10 months of transplanting, it starts bearing fruit and in 15 to 18 months it is ready for harvesting. If we talk about the yield, then it is more than 10 tonnes per hectare. Different varieties also affect production. Some varieties grow up to 20 tonnes per hectare.
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