Size: Length : 14-15 cm; Diameter : 1.0 cm; Weight : 7.4 gm
Recommended states for cultivation under normal agro-climatic conditions in:
Kharif - TN, KL, AP, TS, KA, MS, MP, GJ, RJ, DL, HR, PB
Suitability of the variety for the Area Agro Climatic Zone
Selection of the field/land preparation practices
|A field should be well prepared free from weeds and a good drainage facility. 1-2 deep ploughing, Soil should be exposed to sunlight, 3 to 4 rounds of harrows to reach fine tilt. Before the final harrow, apply 8 to 10 MT well-decomposed FYM/acre along with 250 gm Trichoderma for controlling soil-borne fungus.|
Seed Treatment-rate of timing/ chemical
|Seeds are treated with Carbendazim 2g + Thiram 2 g per Kg of seeds.|
Seed Rate/ Sowing method- line sowing with row to row and plant to plant distance/ direct sowing
Seed Rate: 80g - 100g per acre.
Sowing: Prepare the raised bed of 180x90x15cm, for 1acre 10 to 12 beds are required. The nursery should be free from weeds and debris. Line sowing is recommended. Distance between two rows: 8-10 cm (4 fingers) apart, Distance between seed to seeds :3-4 cm ( 2 fingers), Seeds are sown in line at 0.5-1.0 cm deep
Transplanting: Transplanting should be done @ 25-30 days after sowing. Spacing: Row to Row and Plant to Plant - 75 x 45 cm or 90 x 45 cm
Fertilizer dose with timing
Total N:P:K requirement @ 120:60:80 kg per acre.
Dose & Timing:
Basal Dose: Apply 50% N and 100% P, K as basal dose during final land preparation.
Top Dressing: 25% N at 30 days after sowing and 25% N at 50 days after sowing.
Weed Control- Chemicals with doses and timing
|Timely weed removal is very important, need-based hand weeding can be done to ensure a healthy crop.|
Diseases & Pest control- Chemicals with doses and timing
For effective crop control use following Insect and disease solution Powdery Mildew and Anthracnose - Apply Amistar (200ml/acre),
Fruit rot - Apply Kavach @ 400g/acre and for any other diseases apply fungicide as per recommendation from the Department of Agriculture (plant protection) White Fly+Mites - Apply Pegasus @ 250g/acre
Spodetara+ Fruit Borer - Apply Cigna @ 250 ml/acre
Fruit Borer - Apply Proclaim @ 80g/acre and for any other Insects apply recommended insecticides
Irrigation Frequency Depends upon -
A. Soil type: Light soils need more frequency. Heavy soils need less frequency.
B. Crop stage: Vegetative stage: maintain adequate moisture for development of roots. Flowering & fruiting - frequent and shallow irrigation. Harvesting - gradually reduce irrigation during harvesting
C. Growing season: Summer - requires frequent irrigation.
Winter- As against the summer season, in winter the irrigation frequency is longer. Rainy - very less frequency depending upon soil moisture
|Full mature firm green fruits start harvesting at 65-70 days, later at 10 to 15 days intervals. Timely picking stimulates the plant to produce more flowers|
Expected Yield of the variety
|Average yield: 12 MT/acre (depending on season and cultural practice)|