17-May-2024
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Dragon Fruit: The Boon for Horticulture

Generally, this fruit is quite famous in countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Israel, Sri Lanka etc., but now people are liking it in India too.

The farmers of the country are now growing different types of fruits and vegetables apart from traditional farming. Farmers cultivate a large number of fruits in their fields, in which they get a significant profit and one of them is dragon fruit. Due to its taste and health benefits, the demand for dragon fruit is increasing day by day and this is the reason why dragon fruit cultivation is fast becoming popular in India.

An example of which is Goalpara district of Assam, where farmers are successfully cultivating dragon fruit, that too without the help of any experts. The fields you are seeing are the fields of Goalpara district where dragon fruit is being cultivated. This fruit is being cultivated in Assam and the farmers are earning good profit from it.

The cost of a sapling is about one hundred and fifty rupees. In Dragon’s crop, it is necessary to invest money only once. Compared to traditional farming, income can be taken from this for 25 years. Its plant is like a cactus. Plants need support for its fruiting, two and a half to three lakh rupees are spent per acre to erect the structure. Poles are erected at a distance of 10 feet in one acre and saplings are planted with its support. The biggest thing in the cultivation of dragon fruit is that it does not cause any kind of disease. Generally, this fruit is quite famous in countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Israel, Sri Lanka etc., but now people are liking it in India too. Dragon fruit is in great demand in the local market. In today’s time, its price in the market is 600 to 800 rupees per kg. If you also cultivate dragon fruit, then you can become rich. Bumpers can earn from this. Dragon Fruit cultivation can also be done well in those places where there is less rainfall. Dragon fruit is used in jam, ice cream, jelly production, fruit juice, wine etc.


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