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Often found wild in the forests but very commonly grown in households. It grows on a variety of soils but prefers alluvial soils with sufficient moisture. It is identified by thick, corky and deeply fissured bark and tripinnate leaf.
Morphology of the Fruit/Seed : Pods very distinctly jointed, 5 to 10 cms by 2 cms in size, flat. Seeds 2 to 5, about 1 cm long, smooth, brown when ripe.
Seed Collection and Storage : Fruits are collected off the trees in May to June, dried in the sun, broken into one-seeded segments and stored for use. Since the seeds do not store well, fresh seeds should be utilized.
Pretreatment : Soak the seeds for 24 hours in cold water.
Nursery Technique : Seeds are sown in big polybags (because of very fast growth of root and seedlings sensitive to root damage) in May to June. They take 10 to 30 days for germination. 2 to 3 months old seedlings are planted.
Flowering : Liliac or pink coloured flowers appear from February-March to May.
|No. of pods per Kg.||No. of seed per Kg.||Germination percentage||Plant percent||Seedlings per Kg. of seed|
|12,350 to 15,500||28,200 to 33,200||40 to 80||5 to 26||7330|