About the Practice

In 1987, while walking through his fields, he observed that the trees that were closer to the water canal had a lot of honeybees buzzing around them. Later, he also found that compared to other trees, the number of fruits was much more on these trees, though their fruit was smaller. He observed this for a couple of seasons and thereafter planted one of the high-bearing trees in between four trees of the old variety. The logic was that cross-pollination between them would improve fruit-quality. After few years of trials, he was satisfied with the results. Then, he decided to graft the new variety on to an old one to verify the results. The process of trials went on till 1996. Though the fruits are smaller than the umran variety of ber, the taste of the new one is unique, being both sweet and sour. The other characteristic of the new variety is that it is more or less uniform in size. This is an advantage if one decides to export them. Honey Bee Network

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Dashrathbhai Patel
Address: Chandrala, Gandhinagar
City: Gandhinagar
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 382320

Practice Details

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GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/1166

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