Cucumber for quick money

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#1

CUCUMBER – QUICK AND BEST INCOME GENERATING SHORT DURATION CROP

Cucumber makes your life rich . 120 days duration from seeding to harvest the cucumber produce greatest yield of 80-100 MT of fruits per acre . In green house cultivation the yield may even go upto 160 MT per acre and more important it starts producing yield in about 55-60 days after plating …

@ sales price of Rs.25 per kg of cucumber it fetch you a seasonal income of Rs.20 to Rs.25 lac rupees( USD 29,400 to USD 36,764 )  per acre in just 4 months duration . Having originated in sub Himalayan region in India over 3000 years ago , it has India as home country and this fruits were liked very much by Greeks and Romans .The cucumber has been introduced into china from India and Columbus brought this cucumber into the new world .

The cucumber has great market opportunity in domestic as well as overseas market .The cucumber is also diuretic because of more water content in the fruits.It removes old waste and toxins from the body and regulate blood pressure and enhance nutrients function .It relax nerves and muscles . Also it eliminate uric acid from body thus helping arthritis patient.

Only select people in India are silently making huge money out of cucumber cultivation …There are different cucumber cultivar cultivated for different consumption purpose like salad cucumber , pickle cucumber etc

Even if you could not afford to spend on costly infrastructure like green house , you can use shadenet house for the production of cucumber . @ the spacing of 0.9 M by 0.3 M you can grow around 15,000 plants per acre .Single plant will give you around 6-7 kgs of fruits …

Trellising is needed for harvesting quality fruits . Pinching / Thinning of fruits is also another important practice followed in the harvest of first grade fruits for export market …

“ Grow cucumber to make a quick money "








#2

DearSir,
Thanks for the wonderful info. I have few questions. Reques:-) :slight_smile: t you kindly guide me.

  • what is the name of variety in the image given by you
  • can this be grown in open field?
  • the common variety available in the market hardly fetches any price generally Rs.4-5. In this scenario pl clarify on the price as mentioned by you.

#3

This is a  multistar F1 hybrid cucumber grown for export market , used very much in Overseas countries for salad
This type of cucumber can not be grown in open field . It needs shadenet structure and staking  for growing this cucumber .
The local cucumber varieties are low yielding type with 3-5 MT / acre
For export market single kg of cucumber is sold @ Rs.25-30 / kg…

The reason why this type of cucumber  is not performing well in the open field cultivation is flowering and fruit sets are very low due to changes in the local weather condition


#4

Hello sir[quote="mangalam"]
DearSir,
Thanks for the wonderful info. I have few questions. Reques:-) :slight_smile: t you kindly guide me.

  • what is the name of variety in the image given by you
  • can this be grown in open field?
  • the common variety available in the market hardly fetches any price generally Rs.4-5. In this scenario pl clarify on the price as mentioned by you.
    [/quote] hello sir can u provide training for same

#5

To conduct training we need class room/ Hall  , OHP , screen , mike etc and accommodation for the farmers …Will consider in future  if we have these infrastructures . If need be I will invite technocrats from Israel and South Africa . Just assembling and chit chatting in the name of training will never serve any purpose … To speak truth I dont have facilities to conduct training …


#6

[quote="RAMU"]
CUCUMBER – QUICK AND BEST INCOME GENERATING SHORT DURATION CROP

Cucumber makes your life rich . 120 days duration from seeding to harvest the cucumber produce greatest yield of 80-100 MT of fruits per acre . In green house cultivation the yield may even go upto 160 MT per acre and more important it starts producing yield in about 55-60 days after plating …

@ sales price of Rs.25 per kg of cucumber it fetch you a seasonal income of Rs.20 to Rs.25 lac rupees( USD 29,400 to USD 36,764 )  per acre in just 4 months duration . Having originated in sub Himalayan region in India over 3000 years ago , it has India as home country and this fruits were liked very much by Greeks and Romans .The cucumber has been introduced into china from India and Columbus brought this cucumber into the new world .

The cucumber has great market opportunity in domestic as well as overseas market .The cucumber is also diuretic because of more water content in the fruits.It removes old waste and toxins from the body and regulate blood pressure and enhance nutrients function .It relax nerves and muscles . Also it eliminate uric acid from body thus helping arthritis patient.

Only select people in India are silently making huge money out of cucumber cultivation …There are different cucumber cultivar cultivated for different consumption purpose like salad cucumber , pickle cucumber etc

Even if you could not afford to spend on costly infrastructure like green house , you can use shadenet house for the production of cucumber . @ the spacing of 0.9 M by 0.3 M you can grow around 15,000 plants per acre .Single plant will give you around 6-7 kgs of fruits …

Trellising is needed for harvesting quality fruits . Pinching / Thinning of fruits is also another important practice followed in the harvest of first grade fruits for export market …

“ Grow cucumber to make a quick money "
[/quote].                                                          Thank you sir for the information, sir am new to agriculture reside in Mumbai nr Kalyan ,do u provide training for the same. Shrikant .K 9967842634


#7

Dear Mr Ramu,

Does Cucumber require any pruning of the lower leaves and tendrils, there are some suggestions on the internet suggesting pruning. Would like your expert opinion on the same.

Thanks for your help


#8

Yes pruning is needed in hybrid cucumber but not necessary in variety cucumber …in conventional farming with wide spacing there should not be any pruning .

In hybrid cucumber , depending on the spacing between seeds along the rows and between  adjacent  two rows , thinning of fruits is done ( limiting the number of fruits per vine ) and removing excessive branches …

Thinning and pruning are done to maintain uniform size and weight of the cucumber fruits that are produced for export market

But pruning of lower leaves should be done 2-3 nodes  down from the bottom most axis that bear the fruits . Should not remove leaves in between two fruiting nodes 


#9

Thanks Ramu for the detailed reply.


#10

Hi, I am cultivating cucumber near hosur, I am finding some problem with the plants and they are dying. Please suggest the remedy. I have drenched with fungo hit bio product for bacteria infection. And sprayed fungicide an

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#11

Looks like bacterial wilt disease …When closely looking at soil , it is red lateritic that is hard around root zone causing artificial stress …Also this bacteria is spread by cucumber beetle …

Remedy - loosen the soil when doing weeding and spray insecticide to control beetle if any found feeding anywhere in the cucumber field .Generally preventive measures are best than control measures as far as bacterial disease is concerned …

1.Copper based fungicide for bacterial disease - but take care not to spray copper fungicide in dry weather

2.Agrimycin


#12

Hi Sir,
can you please clarify whether the price you mentioned for the cucumber is for gerkhin variety for export market or local variety available in india. I am interested in growing cucumber in and around vijayawada ,Andhra Pradesh under shade nets.It would be helpful if you can kindly provide the addresses of some companies or buyers which source these cucumber for export market.Looking forward for your guidance and advise in growing cucumbers.
Thank you


#13

Hello, I read your post on hybrid cucumbers. I interested in growing these fruits. However I am not able to get the seeds. Please let me know the source where I can procure them.
I tried at Namdharis, American hybrid seeds and major sellers…nobody has stock of seeds.

My farm is near Rayakottai, TN. I am residing at Bangalore


#14

Ramu…Does it grows well in black cotton soil.


#15

Dear Mr Ramu,

Could you please share your contact number. Thanks.