November 12, 2019

Suitable soil for hairy fruit plant cultivation

Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum Linn.) is a fruit of minor importance but very well known because of its attractive colors and exquisite taste. Rambutan tree is an evergreen tree which may grow op to a height of 12–20 m .The vegetatively propagated trees grows up to 12m. The main root goes several meters deep but the lateral roots remain near the soil surface.

The rambutan tree is found in different tropical soils and seems not to be particular about its soil requirements.

Rambutan is grown successfully in wide range of soils. Well drained sandy loam to clay loam soils with organic matter are most suitable for optimum growth and yield. It is can be grown successfully in red laterilte soil if adequate organic and inorganic fertilizers are applied. The optimum soil pH is 4.5 to 6.5.

Areas with an evenly distributed rainfall and short dry season is generally preferred. Good soil drainage is essential. Hot regions with temperature ranging from 22-30°C is favorable. It grows well in an elevation of 500-600 m above sea level. Rambutan is sensitive to water logging. In Southeast Asia, it does well on recently cleared hillsides or in areas converted from forest to farm.
Suitable soil for  hairy fruit plant cultivation
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