One orchard, 104 varieties

Shivaprasad Varmudi, a farmer near Perla on the border with Kerala, has cultivated 104 varieties of jackfruit on two acres. He told
The Hindu
that 22 trees which are four years old began yielding from this year. The orchard has 140 grafted plants. He said that the grafting was done after he personally tasted the fruits of different varieties in various places including in jackfruit festivals. Mr. Varmudi’s plantation is about 4.45 km away from Perla town.

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