|Common Name||Lack-fruit Tree|
|Flowering||November to December.|
|Fruiting||Fruit ripens in July to August.|
It is grown by Tribals and fanners for its fruits. It grows on a variety of soils. Identified by thickly coriaceous, dark green, shinning leaves and fruits developing on stem.
Morphology of the Fruit/Seed : Fruit is a large, fleshly, oblong, more or less globose or cylindric raceptacle clothed with fleshy and enlarged perianths and carpels, the tips of which are hardened, appearing as conical spines. Seeds reniform, greyish and oily.
Seed Collection and Storage : Ripe fruits are collected during rains and cut open for extraction of seed. The seed is to be sown fresh since they lose viability very rapidly.
Pretreatment : Not required.
Nursery Technique : Sowing in polybags (filled with pulverised soil mixed with compost) is done in July. 2 seeds per container are sown. One year old seedlings are planted out in the field.
|No. of seeds per Kg.||Germination percentage||Time for germination in days|
|9 to 20 lakhs||70||15|