Business avocado farming is seeing success

Avocado, a extremely priceless and nutrient-rich unique fruit, is gaining profitable cultivation in varied areas throughout Bangladesh, together with Jhenida.

The demand for avocados within the nation has prompted many farmers to take initiatives to develop this international fruit regionally. Moreover unique greens, cultivation of unique fruits is on the rise, pushed by consciousness of dietary advantages and market demand.

Historically grown in Mexico and America, avocados are a fruit and vegetable, very fashionable amongst health-conscious people. Bangladesh additionally noticed an enormous demand for avocados.

Harunur Rashid Musa, a instructor from Kagmari village in Kochandpur upazila of Jinaida, has achieved success in rising avocados. Final 12 months, he earned almost Tk 5.5 lakh from promoting avocados on 3 bighas of land. This 12 months, he made round Tk 20 lakh by promoting round 100 fruits, increasing his avocado orchard to just about 7 bigha.

Harunur Rasheed, aside from his educating career, is devoted to rising native and international fruits and crops. He began researching varied unique fruits and established a rickshaw referred to as “Krishi Bali” in Kajmari village. It’s value noting that he owns the most important business avocado orchard in Bangladesh.

Harunur mentioned the first motivation for rising avocados is their distinctive nature, excessive worth and medicinal properties. Past the standard market fruits, there’s a rising curiosity in rising distinctive crops similar to avocados. The fruit’s recognition in Europe and America, coupled with its presence in supermarkets in Bangladesh, provides to its enchantment. In 2019, Harunur imported seedlings from overseas and planted them, beginning with 100 seedlings on 3 bighas of land.

To date, Harunur has planted about 300 avocado seedlings on about 7 bighas of land. The primary 90 timber, initially planted in 3 bighas, have begun bearing fruit. In 2022, he bought about 26,000 avocados, incomes Tk 5,000. This 12 months, he bought almost 100 fruits for Tk 20,000 and likewise bought saplings. Harunur is optimistic about rising fruit gross sales sooner or later.

Whereas admitting that avocados will not be as scrumptious as another fruits, Harunur emphasizes their superior dietary and medicinal properties. Avocados are consumed as a vegetable and salad in lots of international locations around the globe. Regardless of their style, health-conscious people in Bangladesh are keen to pay greater costs for avocados in supermarkets.

Based on Harunur, rising avocados requires upkeep just like mango timber or orchards. The fruit is appropriate for consumption or sale from September to November. His backyard has attracted the curiosity of agricultural entrepreneurs, a lot of whom have arrange small gardens utilizing seedlings from it. Harunur has two forms of avocados, weighing 500 grams and 500 to 900 grams, that are bought at Tk 500 to Tk 600 per kg. The park frequently employs 5 folks.

Harunur additionally grows different fruits overseas, together with dragon fruit, Japanese persimmon, longan, and pineapple. He advises growers to fastidiously take into account market circumstances earlier than planting international fruit and emphasizes his use of pheromone traps slightly than chemical compounds utilized in rising avocados.

The Kochandpur Upazila Agriculture Workplace factors out that Harunur Rashid Musa’s avocado orchard in Jinnedah is the primary business avocado backyard within the area. The Agriculture Workplace gives help upon request.

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