FAQ

The most important varieties are

  • Arka Sirish (green extra long fruits) and
  • Arka Kusumakar (green medium long fruits

The most important hybrids are

  • MEBH – 9 (green long F1 hybrid from MAHYCO),
  • Kalpatharuvu (Manjari gota F1 hybrid from MAHYCO),
  • APSARA (Manjari gota F1 hybrid from Namdhari seeds, Pvt. Ltd),
  • NISHA (Deep purple oblong F1 hybrid from Namdhari seeds, Pvt. Ltd.),
  • NS 509  (Purple/ Variegated medium round from Namdhari seeds  Pvt Ltd.),
  • SUFAL: (Purple oblong big fruit, IndoAmerican hybrid seeds Pvt Ltd.)

Sapota can be grown in all types of soils but best are well drained sandy loamy soils. Murram and heavy clayey soils are not suitable.

The Optimum seed rate for hybrids is 150 – 200 g / ha and for open pollinated varieties it is 250 – 300 g / ha

Sapota grows well in tropical humid climate with low rainfall with an altitude of 1200 m and ideal is 500 m. Temperature 11oC-35oC is optimum.

Pusa Jwala, Sindhuri (CA 960), LAM 305, Jawahar 218 varieties are suitable for green chilli crop.

Sapota grows well in tropical humid climate with low rainfall with an altitude of 1200 m and ideal is 500 m. Temperature 11oC-35oC is optimum.

<p>Yes, varieties like Arka Suman; Arka Samrudhi; Arka Garima; Pusa Barsati: Pusa Komal can be grown round the year in all seasons.</p>
 

Yard long beans are the vegetable cowpea varieties with pod length of a meter or more than a meter, round, stringless, straight and smooth pods. Lola and Vyjayanthi are the yard long bean varieties developed by Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur.

Rabi season is best season for growing garden pea in south India. (Sowing between 3rd and 4th week of October).

For early and mid season varieties staking is not required. However, for late season varieties, which are usually tall, staking is required.

Yard long beans are the vegetable cowpea varieties with pod length of a meter or more than a meter, round, stringless, straight and smooth pods. Lola and Vyjayanthi are the yard long bean varieties developed by Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur.

<p>Garden pea is a cool season vegetable crop. However, pea variety Magadi Local can be grown during summer season.</p>
 

There is no pea variety evolved for freezing preservation. However, Arka Karthik, Azad P 1 and Bonneville are suitable for freezing.

Pusa Jwala, Sindhuri (CA 960), LAM 305, Jawahar 218 varieties are suitable for green chilli crop.

For improved yields foliar application of urea @ 2% is recommended. Apart from that water soluble NPK fertilizers along with micronutrients are available commercially to obtain high yields.