by aditya abhishek
Tulip is a herbaceous, bulbous perennial flowering crop that is popular for its cut flowers and bulbs in the global market. Market size value is estimated to reach USD 8.61 Billion in 2029.
If you are willing to jump into floriculture, then cultivating tulips can prove really profitable if you take care of these important points.
Tulip grows well in temperate climate or in hilly regions where night temperature is 5-10 degrees Celsius & day temperature between 20-25 degrees Celsius. .
Well drained, sandy loam soil having good organic content and pH level of 6.0 to 6.5 is ideal for farming of tulips. In heavy soil, you can add manure to get good results.
Practice tillage, remove crop debris and weeds from the farm, then add manure mix it well and prepare raised beds for tulip plantation.
During October to December propagate tulips from bulbs by planting them at 5 centimetres depth and at spacing of 15cmx10 centimetres in beds.
Add well rotten Farm Yard Manure @ 3-5 kg/m2 during field preparation. Apply micronutrient 500 ppm twice & jeevamrut after every 15 days interval
Harvest flower stalk along with two leaves when 50% colour develops on petal. Early or late harvesting could result in poor market value.
You can start harvesting tulip bulbs 40 to 45 days after flowering when its leaf starts yellowing. By following all these tips ensure high yield of tulips in your farm.
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