Climatic requirement for growing Indian gooseberry
Climatic requirement for growing Indian gooseberry

Indian gooseberry is also known as Aonla.

Aonla cultivation can be done successfully in both tropical and subtropical climatic conditions.

Aonla is an important commercial fruit tree.

Aonla is a richest source of vitamin C (700 mg per 100 g of fruits) and it is an important crop in India which have high medicinal value.

Aonla is mainly planted in the month of July-August.

In winter, frost has a harmful effect in the new Aonla orchard but a fully grown Aonla tree has the ability to tolerate temperatures from 0 °c to 46 °c.

Hot/warm atmosphere helps in flowering of buds whereas in the months of July to August, the climate of high humidity is helpful for the growth of dormant small fruits.

Fruit setting is affected due to higher temperature during flowering.

Light to medium heavy soils are ideal for Aonla cultivation. However, well drained fertile loamy soil is best for higher yield. It can tolerate salinity and alkalinity.

Soils having pH value 6.5 to 9.5 suitable for Aonla cultivation.

Annual rainfall of 620-800 mm is suitable for its growth & have given good yield.

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