The trees grow well in sandy loam, red and lateritic soils with an annual rainfall of 800 mm and above.
Melia is a good agroforestry species and supports a variety of crops throughout its cultivation period. Ground nut, chilli, turmeric, blackgram, papaya, banana, melon, sugarcane, as inter crops are being successfully cultivated. The species performs exceedingly well when planted on bunds, attaining the harvest able size within four years.
Germination Rate - 65 to 70 %
Number of Seeds - Packet contains 300 to 400 Seeds ( approx )
Germination period : 20 to 25 days