The efforts of a horticulture professional in the early 70s to market the possible of jackfruit seems to be yielding fruits now. A fantastic instance for this is a jackfruit farm established up by late Mari Gowda, the father of horticulture in Karnataka, who was also the Director of Horticulture in the point out in the 70s, in Kolar district of Karnataka.
BG Prakash, Dean of Faculty of Horticulture, Tamaka, Kolar district, reported the Tamaka jackfruit farm in the district was set up in the 70s by late Mari Gowda. He took efforts to deliver different types of jackfruit from various destinations in the country, and cultivate them in a dry-land place like Kolar.
With close to 1600 jackfruit trees, this farm is most likely one particular of the major jackfruit farms in the country. He reported that forty nine types of jackfruit are grown in this farm.
Stating that jackfruit crop has been attracting the attention of many people today now, he reported Tamaka jackfruit farm gets close to ten,000 vacationers a calendar year. A fantastic amount of students are also visiting this farm, he reported.
Prakash reported this while offering the inaugural deal with at a webinar on ‘jackfruit as crop of future’, organised by the Tamaka-centered Faculty of Horticulture on Friday. The higher education, which came into existence in 2009, is controlling this farm now.
Nagaraj KS, Assistant Professor at Fruit Science Division of the higher education, who tackled a specialized session, highlighted the types determined by farm universities in the country.
He reported some of the farmers’ types are also in fantastic demand. In point, Gubbi and Tiptur taluks of Tumakuru district have many types of purple jackfruit.
He also highlighted the types grown and preferred by the farmers in coastal Karnataka and Maharashtra.