Hi to all.,
Any one having knowledge on farming of custard apple NMK1 verity…? I heard that the fruit is not much sweet like Balanagar. Pls share the information about its farming. Is it viable or not?
Hi to all.,
Mr. N.M. Kaspate an innovative farmer from Sholapur ( MH ) and president of President, Maharashtra Custard Apple Growers Training & Research Board, of Sholapur ( MH ) has developed following Custard Apple varieties
- Annona-2 ,
- NMK-1 ,
NMK selection is crossed from Atemoya so, you will get the bit Atemoya taste in it .
It brix point is high , Golden color is attractive , less number of seed and berry is quite big but.
Yield is 10-12 MT/ Ha with 70-80 % grade 1 size fruits , taste wise it’s slightly different from Balanagar
Is it profitable to cultivate nmk-1 ?
Plants and their yields do not decide monetary gains for us .
Flawless crop management with time and money , will just pay you back with best of the harvest …
It’s the growers ; who determines monetary returns from the crop harvest with “How to sell “ planning before planting.
A farmers ( the one who thinks first “ How to grow “ ) - post harvest will approach some whole sell trader from local fruit market , and make a deal to buy fruits in bulk .
Fruit merchant will decide rate , payment , logistics , packing , terms and conditions , grade…etc.
An agro entrepreauner ( the one who thinks first “ How to sell “) will plan one step ahead , get a GST registration ,treat post harvest fruits with ozone water wash to extend their shelf life , grade them size wise , and pack them in a commercial attractive carton box , do necessary logistics and sell them in a wider marketplace (online or offline ) with own target price , own terms and conditions and brand identity.
A start-up agro entrepreauner ( the one who thinks first “ How to sell “ with an innovation ) will plan another step ahead …GST and FSSAI registration , value addition – scoop out the pulp of custard apple and store them at - 4 deg C and sell a monopoly fruit based value added product to end consumers in bulk throughout year with own target price , own terms and conditions and own brand identity .
You are absolutely right at your place rather this is the best answer but only theoretically…but when it comes regarding marginal or small farmers having 600-800 plants wht should he do?
Hi, I M from Nellore district Andhra Pradesh which verity of custard apple is suitable better in market? Sweet, durability ?yield? Pest resistance?p.acre plants?where can I get good saplings?