Mulberry is quite a unique fruit in itself. It is widely grown in regions with warm and moist climate and has several varieties – white, red, black, pink etc. Karnataka has the largest area under cultivation in India for farming of mulberry and the state’s loamy black soil is perfect to provide enough moisture for the growth of mulberry tree.
Fascinating Mulberry Facts
• Almost 80% of silk produced in India is the mulberry silk because the leaves of white mulberry tree serve as the sole food for silkworms. Thus mulberry tree plays a major role in progress of silk industry in the country.
• Mulberry wood is quite light and is used to make lightweight furniture items and other objects like baskets, barrels, etc.
• Mulberry fruit is a rich source of Vitamin A, C, K and E and other nutrients including iron and magnesium.
• Ripe mulberry fruit can be used to make delicious lip-smacking pies, tarts, jams, muffins and other treats and is also used to flavour wines.
• Variants of the mulberry fruit pigments like purple, red, pink, orange, black and blue are used as colouring agents in fabrics and food industries.
• Mulberry fruit is very beneficial for your heart as it prevents the formation of blood clots and improves blood circulation.
• Mulberry is also rich in antioxidants, hence its consumption boosts our immunity and slows down ageing process.
Considering the importance of mulberry in diverse areas, AGROCORP started cultivation of mulberry tree in Kanakpura, Karnataka, along with other cash crops including chilli, tomato and maize. The availability of skilled manpower and optimum climate helped us to speed up the production of the crop in the Southern region of India. On top of that, we use advanced irrigation techniques like overhead irrigation, drip irrigation and flood irrigation for the cultivation of the crops so as to get a good output in minimum time possible for our investors/patrons.
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