Jackfruit is cultivated in Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and many states of South India. Ripe fruits are also used along with raw fruits of jackfruit. Due to its good demand in the market, farmers can earn more profit by cultivating jackfruit. Its plants do not require much care. Here we are giving some important information for the cultivation of jackfruit, by following which you can get better yield of jackfruit.
June to December is the best month for transplanting new plants.
It is good to plant its plants in the rainy season.
soil and climate
Jackfruit can be cultivated in almost all types of soil.
For better yield, cultivate it in deep loamy soil and sandy loam soil.
Both dry climate and moist climate are considered good for jackfruit.
Field preparation and planting
While preparing the field, first deep plowing of the field should be done once.
After this, make the field level by doing light plowing 2-3 times in the field.
Now prepare pits 1 meter wide and 1 meter deep in the field.
Leave all the pits open for a few days.
After this, fill all the pits by mixing 20 to 25 kg rotten dung manure or compost manure with 250 g single super phosphate , 500 g murate of potash, 1 kg neem cake in the soil.
Plant the plants in these pits.
Keep plant to plant distance 8 meters.
Irrigation and Weed Control
Jackfruit plants do not require much irrigation.
Irrigate only if there is no rain during the rainy season.
Irrigate at 15 to 20 days interval during summer season.
To keep the field free from weeds, do weeding and hoeing at short intervals.
Also, take care that there is no water logging in the field.
Plants start bearing fruit after 3 to 4 years of transplanting.
The yield of jackfruit fruit is 100 to 250 kg per tree of 8 to 10 years.
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