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Malta farming sees success in Jashore

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Delicious fruit malta sees successful cultivation in Keshobpur upazila of Jashore. Four years ago, Abdus Selim of Pathra village under Keshobpur upazila decided to grow organic malta on his land after learning that fruits grown with chemical fertilizers pose threat to human health. “I planted 200 plants of Bari-1 variety of malta on my two acres of land investing Tk 80,000 in November 2015. Fruiting started this year and now the trees bear 300 to 400 pieces of malta each,” said Selim, who has been involved in nursery business for 25 years, growing plants on his own land. “I use natural fertilizer in my malta orchard and take care of the trees regularly. If the weather remains favourable, there is a possibility of bumper yield. I expect to sell the popular fruit for Tk 100 to Tk 150 per kg.

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