Epicotyl grafting or Grafting (Approach method) or budding (Patch method) is recommended to perpetuate high yielding nutmeg types. Best season is from October to January.Use only orthotropic shoots as scion materials.
Precuring of scion
The scions with 2 to 3 leaves, collected from the high yielding tree can be used for grafting purpose
Straight growing shoots (orthotropic or chupon) should be always used as scion to get normal shaped nutmeg trees.
Plagiotrophs are used to get bushy type plant
Black scale and shield scale: Spray quinalphos 25 EC @ 1.25 ml/lit. in nursery
It is a serious plant parasite affecting the growth of the nutmeg plant
Mechanically remove the plant parasite
Remove severely affected branches and twigs of nutmeg trees
Protect the cut ends with Bordeaux paste
Fruits: 1000 – 2000 Nos. /tree
Dried nuts: 5 – 7 kg/tree
Dried mace: 0.5 – 0.7 kg/tree.