VNR bihi should be planted in moderate density only . Since its fruit size is very big ranging between some 300 grams to 700 grams , it needs enough space for intercepting sun light and allowing more air circulation .The plant is not as prolific as L-49 that is highly prolific in growth with reduced inter node length and mostly erect orientation of its branches . In VNR bihi the branch orientation will be acute and need enough spaces around .
L-49 has got profuse growth behavior and erect branch orientation and individual fruit weight ranging somewhere between 250 grams to 500 grams . As a matter of fact , you can grow upto 1300 to 2000 plants per acre with timely pruning operation …
But Allahabad safeda , inspite of fruit quality resembling L-49 does not respond to high density planting cultivation in terms of yield … because of its growth pattern and behavior in the field that is found slow and gradual … In case of L-49 immediately after pruning plant will pick up growth very fast with too many branches
In VNR bihi you can go upto 250- 450 plants per acre comfortably well with annual yield of around 10-12 MT and where as in L-49 you can do well even with 2000 plants per acre with annual yield of around 16-20 MT fruits