IRRIGATION
 

Regular irrigation is required during establishment of the plant. Once the plant is established it requires weekly irrigation in summer and bi-weekly in winter. Irrigation is also essential between flowering and fruit ripening, as moisture stress leads to flower and fruit drop and fruit cracking at mature stage. During the Bahar treatment regular irrigation is given as indicated in the following table-

Stage of Irrigation

Number of Irrigation

Interval of Irrigation
(Days)

Before flowering

2

5

During flowering

4

7

At fruit setting & development

6

10

During fruit maturity

4

7

After harvesting

2

5

The frequency of irrigation is based on the season and the soil type.