Lemon Fruits

# Details
1 Lime or Acid lime (Citrus aurantifolia swing). Is more popular in India than lemon (Citrus limon).
2 Acid lime is cultivated largely in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bihar and to a limited extent in other states.
3 They are used as fresh fruit or for the preparation of pickles and beverages. They are rich in vitamin C, minerals and salts.
4 The temperature range is 130 C to 370 C and Soil temperature around 250C seems to be optimum for root growth.
5 Soil: Lime and Lemon may be planted in medium black, loamy or alluvial soils having perfect drainage and devoid of calcium carbonate layer.
6 The best season of planting is June to August. Pits of the size of 1m x 1m x 1m may be dug for planting seedlings.
Projections Per Acre(in INR)

Plants per acre: 1,210

1st year Expenses: 1,210 x 400 = 4,84,000. First year Land establishment cost: 1,75,000. And Maintenance Cost: 50,000.

Yearly maintenance: 2,83,600 x 3 years = 8,50,800.

Total cash out flow = 1,55,900.

Income can start in 3rd year but full yield will be in 15th year.

Estimated Revenue: 5,98,95,000

from 3rd year to 15th year which is 3839 times

Prices as per 2019-20 FY

Yield Statistics

  • 3 Years 349 Times
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  • 10 Years 1163 Times
  • 15 Years 1745 Times
Cost Benefit Analysis

Cost for 1,120 seedlings = (1,210 x Rs.400) = 4,84,000 Rupees

Trees will start fruit after a period of 4 years:

Age (Years) Yield (Fruits) REVENUE Income (INR)
3 150 nos. 30 5,44,50,000/-
6 250 nos 30 90,75,000/-
10 500 nos. 30 1,81,50,000/-
15 750 nos. 30 2,72,25,000/-

Areas of Plantation

  1. Commercial Orchards.
  2. Farm houses, waste lands and Gardens.
  3. Open lands not under utilization.

Few Considerations

  1. Initial maintenance is required for 2 years.
  2. Acid lime can be propagated by seed, budding or air layer.
  3. Labor would appreciate by at least 20% per year.
  4. The expenses on pesticides and other farming procedures is must.
  5. Return is expected from 3 years.

Positive Confirmations

  1. Lemons are high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant
  2. Lemon juice can be used in teas, desserts, and on salads.
  3. Lemons are an excellent preventative medicine and have a wide range of uses in the domestic medicine chest.
  4. Citrus species contain a wide range of active ingredients and research is still underway in finding uses for them.
  5. They are rich in vitamin C, bio-flavonoids, acids and volatile oils.