by aditya abhishek
If you want to depend completely on farming then cultivation of grapes can make your dream come true. Globally demand for table grapes is growing, hence market in expanding.
Depending on variety and farming practices you can get up to 20 to 40 tonnes of grapes from one acre of ;and. Know the local market price and calculate profit you can make. So let's learn...
Clayey or loamy to sandy loam, well drained soil rich in organic matter that has pH range of around 6.5 to 7.5 is ideal. Avoid cultivation in alkaline soil.
warm temperate, sub-tropical to tropical climate to an extent is good. Temperature range of 15 to 35 degrees Celsius is ideal with annual rainfall of about 900 mm.
This is very important, select variety that are adapted for your local climate and are in high demand in international to national markets.
Practice plantation from October to February. Follow spacing of 6 ×3 for vigorous variety. Start plantation in pits of 60 to 90 centimetres depth. Fill these pits with FYM & Bone-meal.
Add 700 Kilograms of Nitrogen, 600 Kilograms of Phosphorus and 1000 Kilograms of Potassium per hectare every year. Apply half doze of fertilizers during pruning
Practice head, bower, Kniffin, or arbour training system in your farm. Within a year practice first pruning in April and second pruning in October.
Two years after plantation, grapevines will start fruiting. Practice harvesting during early morning.
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