February 22, 2024

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A horticulture expert’s efforts make Kolar jackfruit farm a tourist attraction

The initiatives of a horticulture specialist in the early 70s to market the potential of jackfruit would seem to be yielding fruits now. A fantastic case in point 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 School of Horticulture, Tamaka, Kolar district, reported the Tamaka jackfruit farm in the district was proven in the 70s by late Mari Gowda. He took initiatives to bring distinct types of jackfruit from several sites in the place, and cultivate them in a dry-land spot like Kolar.

With around 1600 jackfruit trees, this farm is likely one particular of the biggest jackfruit farms in the place. He reported that forty nine types of jackfruit are developed in this farm.

Stating that jackfruit crop has been attracting the attention of numerous folks now, he reported Tamaka jackfruit farm will get around ten,000 vacationers a calendar year. A fantastic variety of learners are also visiting this farm, he reported.

Prakash reported this when delivering the inaugural deal with at a webinar on ‘jackfruit as crop of future’, organised by the Tamaka-primarily based School of Horticulture on Friday. The higher education, which came into existence in 2009, is managing this farm now.

Nagaraj KS, Assistant Professor at Fruit Science Section of the higher education, who resolved a technological session, highlighted the types discovered by farm universities in the place.

He reported some of the farmers’ types are also in fantastic desire. In simple fact, Gubbi and Tiptur taluks of Tumakuru district have numerous types of pink jackfruit.

He also highlighted the types developed and desired by the farmers in coastal Karnataka and Maharashtra.