It can be propagated through seed. Grafted plants are earlier to flowering and yield.
Approach grafting and soft wood grafting can be practised.
May – June. Approach grafting gives 90 % success.
Patch budding on 9 months old saplings with 80 – 90 % success
Grafts are planted at a spacing of 8m x 8m
Take pits of 1x1x1m and fill with FYM (10 kg/pit) and top soil. Immediately after planting, support the graft with stakes.
Regular watering should be given once in seven days
Early training during first year is necessary to form a high head and uniform scaffold branches in all the directions.
Removal of dried, diseased and criss-cross branches during the month of April – May.
Spray dinocap 1 g/l or wettable sulphur 2 g/l
Concentrated pockets of growing districts Dindigul, Theni, Madurai, Ramnathapuram, Sivagangai and Trichy
Major markets in Tamil Nadu Madurai, Trichy, Sivagangai
Preferred varieties PKM 1,Urigam