Almond Farming Tips in India - Almonds Benefits

There are various almond varieties which are grown commercially in India. The California paper Shell, IXL, Makhdoom, and Pranyaj are some of the most cultivated varieties.
Almonds grow well in temperate climates with hot, dry summers and cold winters. The temperature between 15°C and 30°C is considered best for optimal growth and yield.
Almond farming in India can be done in a wide range of soil types with pH ranging from 7.0-8.5. However, loamy, deep and well-drained soils are best suited for its cultivation.
The almond tree is a heavy feeder. It requires a good amount of manure and fertilizers. On an average, 20 to 25 kg/tree of well-rotted farmyard manure is considered best.
Almond cultivation requires moderate irrigation, especially during flowering and fruit cycle. One can install drip or micro-sprinkler systems to ensure proper water supply.
Almonds are ready to harvest when the hulls split open and start revealing mature nuts. Also, this task can be done either manually or by knocking the branches with a stick.
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