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It comes up well in plains of Andhra Pradesh. Identified by large straight bole, grayish, smooth bark. It can adopt to a variety of soils. It tolerates periodic waterlogging. With its heavy and wide spreading crown, it is a good shade tree and planted along the roadside.
Seed Collection and Storage : Reproduces good crops of seeds every year or two. Seeds are long lived when stored in sealed container in dry cold storage.
Pretreatment : Not required.
Nursery Technique : Seed mixed with sand is broadcasted on raised primary beds in December with a cover of fine sand. The bed is covered with hay. Germination takes place with 5 to 15 days. When 5 to 14 cms tall, they are pricked out to the polybags.
|No.of seeds per kg.||Purity percent||Moisture percentage||Germination percentage||No.of seedlings per Kg. of seed||Time for germination in days|
|1,00,000||75||10||90||60,000 to 80,000||3 to 7|