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Variety

Anupama(early flowering habit and suitable for central zone) and AD-4 are the latest varietis released from KAU. 

Season (planting time)

During may - june is the best season for planting.

Planting materials

Stem cuttings of 1.0-1.5 m length and 15-20 cm girth are used as planting material. Plant the cuttings in polybags and later sprouted cuttings can be shifted to main field. For one hectare 625 cuttings are required.

Methods of planting

Plant the cuttings in polybags and later sprouted cuttings can be shifted to main field. For one hectare 625 cuttings are required. These are planted at a spacing of 4 x 4 m.

Irrigation

Irrigate once in a week during summer season. Mulch with dried leaves. Avoid irrigation just before flowering. Irrigation after flowering will increase number and weight of fruits. 

Fertilizer

FYM at the rate of 10-20 kg per pit and urea, rajphos, potash @ 130 : 440 : 60 g per pit are recommended.

Harvesting

The average yield is 10-15 kg per tree per year.