Vegetable growing for processing

Producing vegetables for supply to processing industries is the primary goal of this kind of farming. These gardens are located close to the factories and are planted with the variety that factories need. India has extremely few gardens of this sort since there aren’t any industries for processing food. However, because the processing sectors are expanding quickly, the prospects for future development are highly promising.

The main features of this type of garden are as given below.
a) Cultivation is less intensive with low cost of production

b) Market is assured.

c) Vegetables are grown on contract basis.

d) Specific kinds of varieties of vegetables are cultivated.
Suitable crops for various methods of preservation
i) Canning: Tomatoes, Peas, Beans, Okra, Pointed gourd, Sweet corn, Asparagus

ii) Freezing: Peas, Sweet corn, Lima beans, Asparagus, Cauliflower, Spinach.

iii) Dehydration: Onion, Potato, Cauliflower, Peas, Cauliflower, etc.,

iv) Pickling and fermentation: Turnip, Cucumbers, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrot, Chilli, and Radish.

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