Monday, July 15, 2013

Moringa saplings at 20 days!

Some of you may recall that we recently finished bagging and sowing over 10,000 bags for our Moringa leaf cultivation. Growth so far looks promising and healthy. Below, you'll find pictures from our nursery on day 15-20.  We will probably wait another 20 days or so before transplanting them into the field.

Based on unscientific estimates, we have seen approx 85-90% germination. Given the weather, I am pleased with our statistics at this point.



Fresh Moringa leaf is tender and full of nutrition. These are in demand in multiple industries in various forms. Our current stocks will be transplanted into the field at about 15", in about 3 weeks from now.

Given the scope of pilot is limited, we expect to come away with extra saplings which will be available for sale. Reach out to us if any of you are interested in starting your own Moringa cultivations and looking for saplings.We would be interested in buy-backs and long term cultivation relationships as well.

12 comments:

  1. Hi, could you share how are planning to sell leaves or process them?
    what is the kind of returns expected approximately per acre?

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  2. Sir i done this method three years back

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  3. sir,
    i have come across your blog recently while searching about Melia dubia plantation.i have planted melia dubia in 1 acre at 10x10 spacing in march, at gujarat, dist.anand . and wanted to know wether i can go for inter crop .if yes then which crop will be suitable.
    also i have another 2acre land and i am intersted to know details about moringa.is it feasible to plant in my region? what are prospects? how much income can i generate?
    hope you will respond.
    thank you.
    paresh patel.

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  4. I do not think you can intercrop much in 10x10 ft. You may consider Moringa leaf cultivation in your 2 acre plot. It is a short term crop and can be stored for a few months. Moringa enjoys hot weather as well. Income will depend on yield which in turn depends on youe soil, water, cliamatic conditions and mgt practices.

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    1. sir
      thanks for reply. i would like to know when to sow seeds of moringa? and, what should be spacing between plants? for leaves when to harvest? multiple harvest is possible or it is one time only?
      thanks.
      paresh patel.

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    2. 15x15 ft is a good spacing to follow for vegetable purpose.If you are doing leaf cultivation, 2x2 ft is optimal. Pods yield 9 months of the year while leaves can be harvested every 50-60 days.

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  5. Great to see the nursery. Pls reply about the the cost of the PKM1 seeds/Kg.

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    1. Kindly send me an email at info@saverafarms.com and I will revert back to you with all the details..

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  6. Looks good! How do you plan to sell/market the produce? Are you doing contract farming ?

    Thanks,
    Satish

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    1. We have identified a few processors and buyer who have a regular demand..

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