The crop can be propagated through seeds and slips.
Seed rate: 2.5 kg /ha. Sown in raised nursery beds in lines 15 – 20 cm apart. Transplant at 3-4 weeks in ridges at a spacing of 60 x 60 cm during June – July.
Slips: Establishment will be poor as compared to seedlings. 28,000 slips will be required to plant one hectare at 60 x 60 cm spacing.
FYM 10 t/ha and NPK at 20:50:40 kg/ha.
15 kg/ha in 3 splits at 3, 6 and 9 months of planting.
Give 1 – 2 weedings in the early stages and earth up after each harvest and top dress.
20 – 30 t/ha/year.
First year: 20 kg/ha.
Second year: 60 kg/ha.
Third year: 70 kg/ha
The plantation can be maintained for about 8 to 10 years, but the oil yield starts declining from the 5th year.