W ho doesn’t want a small orchard of fruit bearing trees in their own backyard? This is what prompted M Mani, a Haritha Keerthi award winner who has been into agriculture for over four decades, to host the expo ‘Chembakam 15’.
People of Kozhikode who are into gardening can buy the saplings of fruit trees and various flowering plants at expo. You can be sure that these saplings will bear fruits and flowers guarantees M Mani.
With a large variety of flowering plants and saplings of fruit bearing trees, the exhibition is on at Beach Marine ground.
A number of rare varieties of mango trees such as the Thailand mangoes which produces fruits all through the year, Priyoor, Kesari, Neelam, Alphonsa, Jahangeer and many more along with a rich variety of rose shrubs are the highlights of the expo.
“Only plants that can be grown in the climatic conditions prevalent here have been included in the expo. While people here are many a times supplied with poor quality saplings of these rare varieties with the promise of a good harvest, but they get duped. Through this expo I aim to provide them with plants that are sure fire to give a good harvest, since I have tried out these saplings myself. Rare and new varieties of trees such as black mango have also been included in the fair though they will not bear fruits, just to give an insight to the public who are often supplied with such saplings,” says Mani, the owner of Daffodils nurseries in Poovattuparamba and Perumanna, who is organising the expo.
A wide array of fruit bearing trees such as sweet orange, musambi, custard apple, guava varieties, Indian gooseberry, sapota, lemon varieties, jackfruit varieties such as ‘Then Varikka’, ‘Thamara Chakka’, etc are there at the expo. Besides, a number of flowering plants such as varieties of dahlia, dianthus, jasmine, celosia, ‘jamanthi’. Expo will be on till September 27.