Tamarind Fruits

# Details
1 Tamarind fruit is an important condiment/ adjunct used as an acidic/ flavouring agent in the Indian cookery.
2 Pulp powder and juice concentrates have a export potential in European countries.
3 It can thrive on variety of soils, but deep loamy or alluvial soils providing optimum condition for development of its long tap roots are ideal.
4 It have good export value.
5 Rainfall requirement: It is very sensitive to frost. The optimum rainfall requirement is 750-1900mm, but can thrive in region with low annual rainfall of 500-750mm
6 Tamarind tree has a acid climatic adaptability and can be grown.
7 .
Projections Per Acre(in INR)

Plants per acre: 436

1st year Expenses: 436 x 90 = 39,240/-. First year Land establishment cost: 1,75,000. And Maintenance Cost: 50,000.

Yearly maintenance: = 39,240 x 4 years = 4,22,784/-.

Total cash out flow = 6,87,024/-.

Income can start in 4th year but full yield will be in 9th year.

Estimated Revenue: 4,22,784/-.

from 4th year to 9th year which is 5076 times

Prices as per 2019-20 FY

Yield Statistics

  • 4 Years 507 Times
  • 7 Years 1523 Times
  • 9 Years 2030 Times
Cost Benefit Analysis

Cost for 436 seedlings = (436 x Rs.190) = 3,94,20/- Rupees

Trees will start fruit after a period of 4 years:

Age (Years) Yield (Kgs) REVENUE Income (INR)
4 50Kg 160Rs. 34,88,000/-
6 100Kgs 160Rs. 69,76,000/-
7 150Kgs 160Rs. 1,04,64,000/-
9 250Kgs 1600Rs. 1,39,52,000/-.

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 4 years.
  2. Tamarind is a labour intensive crop.
  3. Additional soil and manure application will help the plant to grow fast and provide better yield.
  4. Return is expected from 4 years.

Positive Confirmations

  1. Tamarind is a good source of iron, hence good blood circulation.
  2. They are good in export value.
  3. It will give tamarind paste, seedless dried tamarind, tamarind pods, tamarind concentrate, tamarind syrup,tamarind drink concentrate, tamarind sauce, tamarind chutney, tamarind dipping sauce, tamarind gelatin, tamarind candy etc.
  4. Tamarind concentrates are extensively used as an ingredient and an effective substitute for vinegar, tomatoes and lemon juice