recently I have visited a dates plantation nearby nagpur .
Below are the brief details I have been told .
1 TC sapling which is 2 years old, costs around 3k each .
These TC plans are imported to India .
1 acres can fit 70+ trees aprox .
It takes almost 5 years after plantation for 1st harvest .
In northern Maharshtra usually weather will be dry and summer will be hot, usually touches 47 degress, been told this is good enough for dates.
Initial harvest is around 25-40kgs and it will gradually increase over years .
Traders pick up dates at the farm itself and offering around 300rs/kg as of now (there are clain betwen 50-300 rs/kg - courtesy google) .
Life of tree is 150 years and it doesn’t need any care, no wild animals pose any threat to it .
Few questions I have in mind .
Can anyone please let me know if cost of the plant is justified .
What about marketing the produce, hope no need of any further processing .
Is it easily sell-able produce .
Hope this plantation is suitable for soil which is loose with small boulders .
Any other inputs, useful info is highly appreciated .
Thanks & Regards,