Modern Orchard Development

An orchard is an intentional plantation of trees or shrubs that is maintained for food production. Orchards comprise fruit- or nut-producing trees which are generally grown for commercial production. Orchards are also sometimes a feature of large gardens, where they serve an aesthetic as well as a productive purpose. A fruit garden is generally synonymous with an orchard, although it is set on a smaller non-commercial scale and may emphasize berry shrubs in preference to fruit trees. Most temperate-zone orchards are laid out in a regular grid, with a grazed or mown grass or bare soil base that makes maintenance and fruit gathering easy.Most orchards are planted for a single variety of fruit. While the importance of introducing biodiversity is recognized in forest plantations, it would seem to be beneficial to introduce some genetic diversity in orchard plantations as well by interspersing other trees through the orchard. Genetic diversity in an orchard would provide resilience to pests and diseases just as in forests.Orchards are sometimes concentrated near bodies of water where climatic extremes are moderated and blossom time is retarded until frost danger is past.

We have a huge selection of commercially viable apple trees to suit a wide range of climatic conditions, altitude and land type. Our trees are healthy and true to type. These apple saplings are produced on different clonal rootstocks such as M9, M26, M7, MM111 and M106, multiplied through the stool layering technique. The scion wood which is grafted onto the rootstock is taken from a special block of 400 trees, kept free of fruit to ensure that the budwood is virus free and true to type. The grafted trees are sized and graded, bundled, tagged and placed with their roots under soil mixed up with saw dust and vermi-compost in a cold store. We take care to ensure that the trees are stored upright to prevent injury and to improve the air circulation. The moist soil, sawdust and vermi-compost medium prevents top dehydration, and maintains the roots in proper planting condition.

High Density Nurseries
Orchard Advisory

To begin with, we will assess your site and soil, and give you options in how you should layout your orchard. Assessing of the land will include pH testing and nutrient testing We will help you to select rootstocks and varieties to suit your land and elevation, so that you get the best possible start.Our site visit and consultation are intended to assist you to see the potential of your land. We will advise you about which tree variety should be planted in which portion of your land, so that you take the correct decision according to your soil type and geography of the land. The next step will be land development and the ground work required to be done before planting. This will include digging of pits and trenches, native shelter belting, top soil addition, inter-cropping and managing water supply.Once the trees are planted, we will assist the farmers to set up essential support systems in their orchards like trellis, anti hail nets, mulch sheets etc.Water management by advising on storage capacity calculation and installation of drip irrigation system.All modern high tech orchards require proper and timely canopy management, nutrition management and post harvest management. Our goal is to provide our clients with world class consultancy services so that they can achieve high yields