We set up Wine plants based on Indian fruits like Kokam, Jamun and Jack Fruits.
Specifications and Drawings
Introduction: Drumstick tree, also known as horseradish tree and ben tree, is a small to medium-sized, evergreen or deciduous tree native to northern India, Pakistan and Nepal. Moringa is cultivated and has become naturalized well beyond its native range, including throughout South Asia, and in many countries of Southeast Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, tropical Africa, Central America, the Caribbean and tropical South America. The tree usually grows to 10 to 12 meters in height, with a spreading, open crown of drooping, brittle branches, feathery foliage of tripinnate leaves, and thick, corky, deeply fissured whitish bark. Moringa is valued mainly for its edible fruits, leaves, flowers, roots, and seed oil, and is used extensively in traditional medicine throughout its native and introduced ranges.
Leaves and young shoots:Leaves are bipinnate or more commonly tripinnate, up to 450 mm long, and are alternate and spirally arranged on the twigs. Pinnae and pinnules are opposite; leaflets are 12 to 20 mm long and 6 to 10 mm wide. Lateral leaflets elliptic, the terminal ones obovate, petioles of lateral leaflets are 1.5 to 2.5 mm long, those of terminal ones 3 to 6 mm long. The leaflets are finely hairy, green and almost hairless on the upper surface, paler and hairless beneath, with red-tinged midveins, with entire (not toothed) margins, and are rounded or blunt-pointed at the apex and short-pointed at the base. The twigs are finely hairy and green, becoming brown.
Applications / Uses: The wood of Moringa oleifera is little used except as a fuelwood and occasionally for light construction. In India, Moringa is used to a limited extend in the textile industry for shuttles and picking-sticks and is suitable for pulp production for newsprint, cellophane, and textiles. The corky bark yields a coarse fiber, which is utilized in making mats, paper, and cordage. The stem exudes a mucilaginous gum that is used in leather tanning and calico printing. In many parts of its range, the leaves and twigs are used as fodder for cattle, sheep, goats, and camels. The flowers are a good source of pollen for honeybees.
The Demand :
Cultivation Process : Seedlings develop a swollen, tuberous, white taproot which has a characteristic pungent odor, and very sparse lateral roots. Trees grown from seeds develop a deep, stout taproot with a wide-spreading system of thick, tuberous lateral roots. Taproots do not develop on trees propagated from cuttings.
Plantation: Moringa oleifera grows rapidly on favorable sites, with height increments of 1 to 2 meters per year during the first 3 to 4 years. It is not known how long trees normally live. While trees rarely grow taller than 10 to 12 meters, they occasionally attain heights of up to 16 metrs with stem diameters of up to 750 mm. Fruit production begins as early as 6 to 8 months after planting
in the case of trees raised from stem and branch cuttings.
Irrigation And Intercropping:
Harvesting and Yield: Fruit yields are generally low during the first 2 years, but from the third year onward, a single tree can yield
between 600 and 1,600 fruits each year.