Here is an interesting topic for discussion
As we know India is leading in fruit crops there is a lot of scope to further strenghten this by high density planting.
High density planting proves to be very beneficial as compared to the traditional system of planting as there is efficient use of inputs.
HIGH DENSITY PLANTING (HDP)
1. Is one of the most effective measures to increase productivity per unit area.
2. Efficient method of orchard system
3. precocious, easily manageable, high yield potential with higher returns per unit area.
4. more efficient way of harvesting radiant energy.
for different fruit crops there are different high density spacings.
Banana: tall 3.5 X 3.5 m
Dwarf Cavendish and robusta : 1.2 x 1.2m (6944 plants per hectare)
Tall Poovan : 1.8X 1.8m (3086 plants per ha)
Kew variety: Leading variety of India.
(63,000 plants per ha)
Pusa nanha: 1.25 X 1.25 m (6400 Plants per Ha.)
Mango: HDP 1600 plants per ha.( 2.5 X 2.5m ) in triangular method.
Citrus:Kinnow on Citrange rootstock: 1.8 X 1.8 m(2,990 plants per ha).
Kinnow on Karna kHatta : 2.4 X 2.4 m ( 1,682 plants per ha)
Guava: 6 X 6m (1076plants per ha)
Sapota 312 plants per ha. 7.5 X 5 m spacing