Pomegranate, Anar, Dadam, Dalimb

Pomegranate, Anar, Dadam, Dalimb

  Scientific Name : Punica granatum Family : Punicaceae Common Name : Pomegranate, Anar, Dadam, Dalimb Description: A large, woody shrub with fruit of which seeds are coated with sweet arils. Grows better in dry climate. It is a drought resistant crop. In some states of India fruiting takes place all year round. Propagation : Stem cuttings, seeds Longevity...

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Sapota, Chikoo

Sapota, Chikoo

Scientific Name : Achras zapota Family : Sapotaceae Common Name : Sapota, Chikoo Description: A medium size, evergreen tree with very dense foliage. Ripe fruits are very sweet and tasty. For grafting, Manilkara hexandra stock is used. Propagation : Grafting Longevity...

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Guava, Peru, Amrud, Jamruk

Guava, Peru, Amrud, Jamruk

Scientific Name : Psidium guajava Family : Myrtaceae Common Name : Guava, Peru, Amrud, Jamruk Description: A medium size, evergreen tree with many varieties of fruit. Matured fruit can be eaten raw. Fruits make very good jelly, jams and squashes. They are rich in Vitamin C. Propagation : Aira layering, grafting, seeds Longevity...

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Palmyra Palm, Toddy palm, Sugar palm, Tadgola, Taal vriksha

Palmyra Palm, Toddy palm, Sugar palm, Tadgola, Taal vriksha

Scientific Name : Borassus flabellifer Family : Arecaceae Common Name : Palmyra Palm, Toddy palm, Sugar palm, Tadgola, Taal vriksha Description: A very tall palm with fruits of which the tender, jelly-like kernel is edible. The fruit contains 3 separate kernels, each having sweet nectar. Ripened fruits have unpleasant odour. The leaves are used for thatching roofs, for making mats and handicrafts. Weaver birds use the tree for...

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Sticky Nightshade, Fire-and-Ice plant, Litchi Tomato

Sticky Nightshade, Fire-and-Ice plant, Litchi Tomato

Scientific Name : Solanum sisymbriifolium Family : Solanaceae Common Name : Sticky Nightshade, Fire-and-Ice plant, Litchi Tomato Description: A short-lived perennial with prickles on all parts of plant. Small, edible fruit are covered with papery husk. The husk opens when fruit ripens. Native to South America that is currently distributed throughout the world. It is used as a trap crop for potato cyst...

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