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Ramechhap Pomegranate Cultivation by Mr Heera Acharya 2009

Ramechhap Pomegranate Cultivation by Mr Heera Acharya 2009

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Pomegranate is a high value fruit in Nepal. It taken by sick peoples as well. Mr Heera, A forest security guard, during visit to India brought some fruits and planted the seeds. Now he operates a nursary producing 3000-5000 pomegranate saplings. His orchard is visited by Mr Kaini and Mohan Bdr Thapa, and guided by harihar Adhikari, SADO Ramechhap.
Pomegranate is a high value fruit in Nepal. It taken by sick peoples as well. Mr Heera, A forest security guard, during visit to India brought some fruits and planted the seeds. Now he operates a nursary producing 3000-5000 pomegranate saplings. His orchard is visited by Mr Kaini and Mohan Bdr Thapa, and guided by harihar Adhikari, SADO Ramechhap.

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Published by: Harihar Adhikari, M. Sc.Ag. Plant Pathology on Aug 27, 2009
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Pomegranate fruit production in Ramechhap: a pictorial
Harihar AdhikariSenior Agriculture Development OfficerDistrict Agriculture Development Office, Ramechhaphariharadhikari@yahoo.comTel 977-048-540063 Fax 977-048-540308
Mr Heera Acharya has initiated pomegranate orchard since 2003, and now he owns 51 plants aged 3-6years. Against pomegranate butterfly, the most damaging fruit insect, he bags all fruits using localnewspaper, at an age after pollination. Rainfall and wind does not damage the bags, and the bags dontharm fruit development. A single fruit weighs 400-700 grams on an average, a mature plant gives 30-50 kgs fruit, and bears 100-150 fruits per plant. Mature fruits can be stored for up to 45-60 dayswithout deterioration. Fruits are sold at Rs 100-130/kgs in Ramechhap and Manthali. FM stations inDolakha (Hamro Radio) air one hour Friday morning program between 9-10, which has created publicawareness about the fruit in the near by districts. He claims earning Rs 100000/per year.Mr Heera Acharya, His orchardand house at Sunarpani, Ramechhap

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