Grape is likely one of the maximum remunerative summer time fruit crops, native to warm, temperate zone between 34oN and 49oS latitude. Mountainous and sub-mountainous areas up to 6000 feet or more are suitable for its cultivation. In Pakistan, grapes are grown on an area of 13.zero thousand hectares with the total production of about 49.0 thousand tones (2004-05).
Recent tendencies in its manufacturing technology have made it conceivable to develop this crop in Pothowar region on business scale. Monsoons rain all the way through summer leads to fungal diseases and rottening of berries. Therefore, it’s imperative to choose those varieties that would break out the summer rain and mature prior to the monsoon season.
Technology Development and Demonstration
Hence, early maturing table types are suitable for Pothowar region. The contemporary introduction and analysis of sorts at National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) Islamabad, has revealed that the sorts, Flame Seedless, King’s Ruby and Perlette are early in maturity, so are discovered a success within the area.
These can also be harvested via the end of June, thus get away the monsoon rain injury. The early crop has given the higher returns to the farmers. On the foundation of encouraging results received with regards to fruit production and high quality a complete bundle of manufacturing era has been developed for the farmers.
This includes availability of vegetation, planting methods, plant to plant 2.6m row to row 3.3m Trellising and Training on two parallel wires attached with the pole along side each plant (cane device), Punning at dormant stage, bunch thinning at flowering degree leaving 25 healthy bunches in step with plant, irrigation at weekly intervals, fertilization N: P: K (1:1:1) all the way through mid February, Harvesting at totally ripe level and bug pest and illness control as in line with requirement