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Known for its number of apples, Jammu and Kashmir to quickly develop dates 

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Known for its variety of apples, Jammu and Kashmir to soon grow dates 

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SRINAGAR: Dates, that are cultivated extensively in Middle East and South Asia, would quickly be grown in Jammu and Kashmir, which is understood for producing numerous styles of scrumptious apples, and authorities are hopeful that cultivation of dates could be a recreation changer for farmers within the Union Territory.

The horticulture division in February final 12 months cultivated 50 vegetation of dates on trial foundation at one in all its nurseries in Vijaypur space of Samba in Jammu area. It would take a minimum of 4-5 years for the date vegetation to develop and produce yield.

Director Horticulture Jammu Ram Sevak informed this newspaper that the division has arrange a mom block of fifty date vegetation in Vijaypur. The date vegetation have been introduced from Rajasthan.

“We studied the climatic conditions needed for growth and cultivation of dates and found that dates can be grown in some areas of Samba, Kathua and Udhampur districts of Jammu region. We found these areas have feasible climatic conditions including humidity for growth of the dates,” he stated.

He stated initially they’ve ready a mom block of fifty date vegetation at their nursery and relying on the outcome and yield from these vegetation, the dates might be grown in components of Udhampur, Kathua, Samba and Reasi districts additionally. Sevak stated date vegetation are rising nicely and the specialists from Rajasthan go to the nursery to see the expansion.

“The experts visited last month and said the growth is growing smoothly. Till now everything is going on in perfect manner and we are hopeful that the date plants will grow and give a good yield after 3-4 years,” he stated.

The dates have confirmed well being advantages as it’s a good supply of antioxidants, primarily carotenoids and phenolics. The date seeds include greater protein (5.1 g/100 g) and fats (9.0 g/100 g) can be excessive in dietary fiber (73.1 g/100 g), phenolics (3942 mg/100 g) and antioxidants (80400 micromol/100 g).

According to Director Horticulture Jammu, a farmer can earn Rs 25,000 from a single plant of the date as soon as it grows and begins producing yield.

“We have planted 50 date plants and the average cost per plant has come around Rs 4000. Good care has to be taken of the date tree,” he stated.

If their experiment, Sevak stated, proves profitable and dates bushes develop, then it might be a recreation changer for the farmers of some areas of Jammu area as they’ll earn a minimal of Rs 2 lakhs from a single kanal of land.

At least eight date vegetation might be grown in a single kanal of land.

SRINAGAR: Dates, that are cultivated extensively in Middle East and South Asia, would quickly be grown in Jammu and Kashmir, which is understood for producing numerous styles of scrumptious apples, and authorities are hopeful that cultivation of dates could be a recreation changer for farmers within the Union Territory.

The horticulture division in February final 12 months cultivated 50 vegetation of dates on trial foundation at one in all its nurseries in Vijaypur space of Samba in Jammu area. It would take a minimum of 4-5 years for the date vegetation to develop and produce yield.

Director Horticulture Jammu Ram Sevak informed this newspaper that the division has arrange a mom block of fifty date vegetation in Vijaypur. The date vegetation have been introduced from Rajasthan.

“We studied the climatic conditions needed for growth and cultivation of dates and found that dates can be grown in some areas of Samba, Kathua and Udhampur districts of Jammu region. We found these areas have feasible climatic conditions including humidity for growth of the dates,” he stated.

He stated initially they’ve ready a mom block of fifty date vegetation at their nursery and relying on the outcome and yield from these vegetation, the dates might be grown in components of Udhampur, Kathua, Samba and Reasi districts additionally. Sevak stated date vegetation are rising nicely and the specialists from Rajasthan go to the nursery to see the expansion.

“The experts visited last month and said the growth is growing smoothly. Till now everything is going on in perfect manner and we are hopeful that the date plants will grow and give a good yield after 3-4 years,” he stated.

The dates have confirmed well being advantages as it’s a good supply of antioxidants, primarily carotenoids and phenolics. The date seeds include greater protein (5.1 g/100 g) and fats (9.0 g/100 g) can be excessive in dietary fiber (73.1 g/100 g), phenolics (3942 mg/100 g) and antioxidants (80400 micromol/100 g).

According to Director Horticulture Jammu, a farmer can earn Rs 25,000 from a single plant of the date as soon as it grows and begins producing yield.

“We have planted 50 date plants and the average cost per plant has come around Rs 4000. Good care has to be taken of the date tree,” he stated.

If their experiment, Sevak stated, proves profitable and dates bushes develop, then it might be a recreation changer for the farmers of some areas of Jammu area as they’ll earn a minimal of Rs 2 lakhs from a single kanal of land.

At least eight date vegetation might be grown in a single kanal of land.