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Akashi 10

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Akashi 10

Features :

  • Semi Erect with upright fruit-bearing, easy to pick
  • Good compact fruit with 6 to 8 cm length and 1 cm diameter
  • Good pungent fruits, good cold tolerance
Yield 12 to 15 MT/acre ( depending on season and cultural practice)
Size 6 to 8 cm length and 1 cm diameter
Plant type Semi Erect with upright fruit bearing, easy to pick

Recommended States

Recommended states for cultivation under normal agro-climatic conditions in:

Kharif AS, NE, WB, HP, PB, HR, BH, JH, CH, OD, KA, AP, TS
Rabi AS, NE, WB, HP, PB, HR, BH, JH, CH, OD, KA, AP, TS
Summer AS, NE, WB, HP, PB, HR, BH, JH, CH, OD, KA, AP, TS


Sowing / Plantation Season June to July
Another Sowing / Plantation Season September to October
Number of plants per m2 10000-12000/acre

Selection of the field/land preparation practices

The field should be well prepared free from weeds and well drainage facility. 1-2 deep ploughing, Soil should be exposed to sunlight, 3 to 4 rounds of harrows to reach fine tilt. Before final harrow, apply 8 to 10 MT well-decomposed FYM/acre along with 250 gm Trichoderma for controlling soil-born fungus

Seed Treatment-rate of timing/chemical

Seeds are treated with Carbendazim 2g + Thiram 2 g per Kg of seeds.

Sowing Time


Sowing method

Seed Rate: 80g - 100g per acre.

Sowing: Prepare the raised bed of 180x90x15cm, for 1acre 10 to 12 beds are required. The nursery should be free from weeds and debris. Line sowing is recommended.
Distance between two rows:  8-10 cm (4 fingers) apart,
Distance between seed to seeds: 3-4 cm ( 2 fingers),
Seeds are sown in line at 0.5-1.0 cm deep

Transplanting: Transplanting should be done 25-30 days after sowing.
Spacing: Row to Row and Plant to Plant - 75 x 45 cm or 90 x 45 cm

Fertilizer dose with timing

Total N:P:K requirement @ 120:60:80 kg per acre. 

Dose & Timing:
Basal Dose: Apply 50% N and 100% P, K as basal dose during final land preparation.
Top Dressing: 25% N at 30 days after sowing and 25% N at 50 days after sowing.

Weed Control- Chemicals with doses and timing

Timely weed removal is very important, need-based hand weeding can be done to ensure a healthy crop.

Diseases & Pest control- Chemicals with doses and timing

 For effective crop control  use the following Insect and disease solutions:

Powdery Mildew and Anthracnose - Apply Amistar (200ml/acre),
Fruit rot - Apply Kavach @ 400g/acre and for any other diseases apply fungicide as per recommendation from the Department of Agriculture (plant protection)
White Fly+Mites - Apply Pegasus @ 250g/acre
Spodetara+ Fruit Borer - Apply Cigna @ 250 ml/acre
Fruit Borer - Apply Proclaim @ 80g/acre
and for any other Insects apply recommended insecticides


Irrigation Schedule

Irrigation Frequency Depends upon -
A. Soil type: Light soils need more frequency. Heavy soils need less frequency.

B. Crop stage:
Vegetative stage: maintain adequate moisture for the development of roots.
Flowering & fruiting - frequent and shallow irrigation.
Harvesting - gradually reduce irrigation during harvesting

C. Growing season:
Summer - requires frequent irrigation.
Winter- As against the summer season, in winter the irrigation frequency is longer.
Rainy - very less frequency depending upon soil moisture


Full mature firm green fruits start harvesting at 65-70 days, later at 10 to 15 days intervals. Timely picking stimulates plant to produce more flowers