We have dedicated our time and energy to farming Kinnows and ensuring they are correctly treated before we sell them to consumers. Growing and nurturing any fruit or vegetable for the purpose of sale is a tedious and strict process. There can be so many details involved that it could cause a lot of confusion. But we have learned to overcome the hurdles and rejoice the accomplishments.
Kinnow farming has many pros, some of them are :
They are rich and fibrous and very much in demand in the market. Consumers love the Kinnow fruit and usually prefer it over oranges.
Kinnow gives a wide range of opportunity and variety for inter-crops. With that sort of choice it is always more profitable to grow inter crops for sale or personal consumption.
The kinnow is harvested around the December-January time of the year and makes the perfect summer fruit export option and generates a lot of financial business.
In the intial year the Kinnow plants need constant irrigation and care but as they get older they get very easy to manage.
Research states that we can have approximately 111 kinnow plants per acre making this a fruit bearing plant with an extremely high seed rate.
Kinnow farming comes with its own hardhips too, some of the cons are :
It is really difficult to maintain an insect free environment for such a sweet and tangy fruit. Keeping the bugs away is a tedious task that is a necessity.
Maintaining the correct temperatures needed for growth and harvest require professionally monitored nurseries.
Since this is a seasonal fruit the sales generated are not regular throughout the year.
The Kinnow fruit needs post-harvest care and extremely regulated storage facilities. This is not a fruit that you just harvest and sell. It needs to be washed, waxed and stored to avoid bruising and damage.
People are still unware about the availability and circulation of the Kinnow fruit as compared to the orange fruit making the education of the masses a necessity in today’s time.