Saturday, September 27, 2008

Japanese Water Melon on Farmer's Cultivation List

Jamnagar farmers have always been innovative and had tried various crop and fruit variety.

Jamnagar farmers are set to add exotic fruit in their list, farmers are leavin their traditional wheat and cotton crops and are cultivating "exotic Japanese watermelon", rates of these Japanese watermelon are at whooping Rs 15,000 a tonne.

The crop can fetch three times return than the traditional watermelon variety.

Jitu Patel, an Agro technical adviser had successfully bought Taiwanese papaya, American maize and banana farming in Jamnagar and nearby regions. Jitu explained that these japanese watermelon has a higher sugar content. These water melon has high demand in North Indian States.


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