what is perennial crop and its uses

what is perennial crop?

Perennial crops are crops which completes their life cycle or harvesting time in more than two planting season.

These types of crops called perennial crops completes their life productive cycle from two years and above. Perennial crops are mostly tree crops.

how to identify perennial crops

  1. Perennial crops matures for harvesting after two years of planting
  2. Most perennial crops can be harvested beyond 10 years after planting during their life cycle

importance of perennial crops

  1. One of the key importance of perennial crops is that they serves as source of food for the farmer
  2. Perennial crops are a major source of income. This is not just to the farmer but a source of foreign exchange for countries and individuals
  3. Crops like cocoa, mango, orange and coconut are an example of perennial crop which are a readily source of food the people and even animals
  4. Most perennial crop are a source of raw material for the agro- allied industries

lists of perennial crops


1. Cashew tree
2. Cocoa tree
3. Coconut
4. Cola nut
5. Oil palm tree
6. Rubber tree
7. Moringa plant

  1. Cherry tree
  2. “dogonyaro”
  3. Duca nut, this fruit is often called ogbolo or ogbono in Nigeria

Conclusion

Atlas - How to Grow Crops
Atlas - How to Grow Crops

Going into perennial crop cultivation, the farmer should take into account the availability of enough land and the effects of land tenure system practiced in those communities where he intends to site his farm. The farmer should make sure that the piece of land he wants to use is not a land that the owners would want to use after a few years of lease. The farmer should be of the availability of funds like grants, loans and any other form financial assistance from the government or NGOs

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