Dragon Fruit Grown on Rooftops

Gardening lovers in Kerala who are planting dragon fruit, which has emerged as an excellent crop in the closing few years. With dragon fruit farming catching up in Kerala in a huge way, without industrial farmers, the range of human beings who are developing it in their residences are additionally going up. It is no longer the seem to be of the fruit by myself that has caught everyone’s fancy. A low protection (less water and nutrient requirement) hiking cactus vine, a plant yields more than one harvest in a yr and has a lifespan of about 20 years.

Accent on the fitness advantages of the fruit (it is prosperous in antioxidants and fibres) make sure properly market and consequently life like income as well. The yellowish-green aromatic flower of dragon fruit is every other attraction. “It is commonly grown on the floor with a sturdy cloth (like concrete pillar) for aid and ring-shaped shape (usually a tyre) for the vine to hunch down. But when you develop it in homes, you can plant it in develop bags, paint cans or massive containers. Ensure that the vines have a robust guide to climb and unfold out in such a way that they are now not weighed down through the weight of the fruits

Dragon Fruit in Pots

Eswachh also helps garden lovers to harvest good yield, the ROCKET Organic manure manufactured by Eswachh from vegetable waste is very rich in minerals. The Organic manure meets all the fertilizer control order 1985 parameters. The manure has been tested by PUSA and other accredited NABL labs for parameters.

Dragon fruit grown on terrace While Vietnam is the world leader in dragon fruit supply, other dragon fruit-producing countries include China, Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the United States. Although India is far behind in production, according to a bulletin on dragon fruit cultivation in India published by ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management (NIASM), Pune, in December 2020, the area under dragon fruit cultivation has increased by leaps and bounds. The production increased to 12,000 metric tonnes over an area of 3000-4000 hectares (ha) in 2020 (it was just 4 ha and grew to 400 ha between 2005-2017). In Kerala, the State Horticulture Mission is giving a subsidy of ₹30,000 per hectare for cultivating dragon fruit.

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