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Citrus Cultivation

Citrus Cultivation

Citrus comprises many species of economic importance. In India few species are commercially cultivated, which include grape fruit, lemons, limes, sweet oranges, and mandarins. Acid Lime (Citrus aurantifolia (Christm) Swingle) Family: Rutaceae Variety Important mandarin orange varieties cultivated in India are Ngapur Santra, Coorg Santra, Khasi Santra, Mudkhed, Shringar, Butwal, Dancy, …

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Cashew nut Cultivation

Cashew nut Cultivation

The cashew-nut tree is a fast grower and an evergreen tropical tree. It grows to a height of 12 m. Blossoming takes place between November and January. Seedling trees flower in the third year after planting. The fruit ripens fully within 2 months. Cashewnut (Anacardium occidentale L.) Family: Anacardiaceae Variety Tamil …

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Guava Cultivation

Guava Cultivation

Common but important commercial fruit crop of India. It is native to Central America. It can grow in tropical and sub-tropical areas. It is rich source of Vitamin C and Pectin along with Calcium and Phosphorus. It is the fourth most important crop after Mango, Banana and Citrus. It can …

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Papaya Cultivation

Papaya Cultivation

Papaya is eaten as fresh fruit. It is a rich source of vitamin A (2020 IU per 100 g) and sufficient vitamin C (40 mg/l00g). It also contains sufficient amount of Calcium and other minerals. The yellow colour of the pulp is due to caricaxanthin. Papaya contains vitamin By, 100 …

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Pineapple Cultivation

Pineapple Cultivation

Pineapple-‘The King of Fruits’ is one of the commercially important fruit crops of India. It is one of the choicest fruit all over the world because of its pleasant taste and flavor. Pineapple is a good source of vitamin A and B and fairly rich in vitamin C and minerals …

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Litchi cultivation

Litchi cultivation

India is the second largest producer of litchi in the World after China. Other major producing countries are Thailand, Australia, South Africa, Madagascar and Florida in US. Among fruit crops, litchi ranks seventh in area and ninth in production but is sixth in terms of value in India. The national …

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