Mango Trees from Kota reach Rash­tra­p­ati Bhavan

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Kota in­no­va­tor and farmer, Kis­han Su­man has four of his ever­green mango trees planted in the Mughal Gar­dens of the Rash­tra­p­ati Bhavan. Su­man iden­ti­fied the Sad­aba­har (ever­green) mango va­ri­ety that blooms round the year.

In his four bighas of agri­cul­tural land, there are 22 mother plants and 300 grafted mango plants for sale in his or­chard. Th­ese saplings are im­mune to ma­jor dis­eases and dis­or­ders of man­goes. This mango va­ri­ety is a dwarf type and hence can be grown in pots. It reg­u­larly bears fruits through­out the year and is most suit­able for high den­sity.

Su­man said that 17 years ago he iden­ti­fied a mango tree in his or­chard which was bloom­ing in all the three sea­sons (12 months) Jan­uary-Fe­bru­ary, June-July and Septem­ber-Oc­to­ber. Upon pre­serv­ing and pre­par­ing the grafted mango trees, he no­ticed that the trees had a good growth trend and be­gan to bear fruit from the sec­ond year of graft­ing. The Sad­aba­har Aam as it is aptly called is now in the process of be­ing patented. Su­man in­forms that the plants are now be­ing de­liv­ered to Chat­tis­garh, Delhi and Haryana.

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