Plum production in Bangladesh
Bor (plum) production is increasing in Bangladesh
Cultivation of plum, especially baukul and apple kul varieties developed by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), is gaining popularity in Bangladesh. Seeing its profitability in recent years, increasing number of farmers, especially youths, are engaging in plum cultivation. Area under cultivation of bor is 2,519 acres and total Production of bor both inside & outside garden is 86,314 M.T. (Source: BBS 2017). Every plum tree will yield at least 25/30 kg of fruit. Bau Kul is selling at Tk 850 to Tk 1000 per mound. Farmers are cultivating different varieties of plum including baukul and apple kul and the agriculture department provides technical and other support for the farming. The weather conditions of many areas in Bangladesh are suitable for cultivation of the crop. Due to high profit, its cultivation has also huge financial solvency to many cultivators in recent years.
Farmers said, plum cultivation would be more profitable if the government authorities arrange proper training and technical support for its cultivation, safe preservation and marketing.