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padmapriya
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May 23, 2012 - 1:05 pm

Hello All

I wish to grow hybrid variety of drumstick tree in my terrace in a big container. I want to know whether any of you have tried this? Also where can I get good hybrid drumstick seeds in Bangalore?

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Hi,

I have two plants which are almost 5-6 ft in containers. They are almost 1-1/2 year old and this year I have got the first drumstick growing and yet to harvest. There are lot of flowers and many other small drumsticks that appear but due to winds they all drop off.  We used to regularly harvest the leaves for cooking. I don't know where the seeds are available in bangalore, you can check in lalbagh.

 

Sri

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May 24, 2012 - 7:57 pm

<body><p>hello. i request sri to post photos of drumsticks tree. it will inspire us a lot.

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Hi all,

 

I have 2 trees of  8ft and 12 feet in 20L containers. Harvested about 8 sticks so far. With proper pruning and care it will yield more also. I will post couple of pic soon.

Sri, Were those raised from seeds? . I have lost so many due to extreme winds on my 6th floor and this tree is taller to my greenhouse so..

 

I have the seeds of those.

 

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GG

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Hi GG,

Yes, I had raised them from seeds. Will post the pics later.

 

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Sri.

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Hi,

The pics are available here..

https://picasaweb.google.com/100308526415795620392/Drumstick?authuser=0&feat=directlink

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Nice plants(tree?). I think the drumstick is overgrown. I could be wrong, because I harvested mine a little early .

 

great work

gg

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great effort !!!!

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Hi GG,

It was harvested today after I took the picture.. It was at the correct stage.

 

-sri.

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May 26, 2012 - 11:36 pm

hello sri

your picture gallery is worth seeing.

thanks for sharing

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sri said:

Hi GG,

It was harvested today after I took the picture.. It was at the correct stage.

 

-sri.

great!

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Hai to all i am back.To get good yield in drumstick i am applying panjagavya solution 200ml to 10L of water weekly once.You can see numerous of flowers with in a months with high yield.

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hi.  i bought pkm-2( its a annual one that is life time is  3years) hybrid drum stick seeds in last nov from lalbagh.

 

it germinated with in 10 days.  after a month, i transplanted it in 18inc by 18 inch container.

 

the drumstick tree is now  7 feet tall.  it started flowering in march. till now i harvested 22 drumsticks.  the drumsticks are quite long. each weigh about 160 grams. there are many more drumsticks coming up, i have to ratoon the plant in oct for yield in next season,

 

i fertilized the plant with compost/vermicompost / ground cake every fortnight.

 

note:  many flowers in drum stick plant indicate poor yield.

 

if there is more flower clustering yield is low. an individual inflorescence carries 19-126 flowers. average being 53.

normally 3-5 fruits/ inflorescence are obtained.

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update on my drumstick tree in terrace.

https://picasaweb.google.com/118058279927360882782/June23201202?authkey=Gv1sRgCO6Ius2N48bjAg

harvested up to 30+  drumsticks  till now.( from april last week till now...the drumstick will stop ny end of july).

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Excellent.

The drumstick plant I have in my garden yielded about 12 so far. My biggest problem is my terrace is in sixth floor and sometimes I get extreme winds that blow all the flowers away.

You should see the plant shaking like its possessed during extreme winds.

Great work
GG

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thank u..

my terrace veg garden is at the 4th floor.  i have tied the drumstick plant with thin ropes to a support.

also this pkm-2 variety has yielded more...i have one more perennial variety(non-hybrid)one which yields less.

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sri said:

Hi,

I have two plants which are almost 5-6 ft in containers. They are almost 1-1/2 year old and this year I have got the first drumstick growing and yet to harvest. There are lot of flowers and many other small drumsticks that appear but due to winds they all drop off.  We used to regularly harvest the leaves for cooking. I don't know where the seeds are available in bangalore, you can check in lalbagh.

 

Sri

Hi i am yet to try drumsticks in bangalore - but my exp in terace gardens and in drumsticks is that the stem regeneration technique- ones raised from stems is much better and stronger- it ensures the parental triats and productivity is ensured - wind s a concern for higher windy balconies and hence avoidable - you need a minimum 10 inch x 10 inch width and a 25 ltr capacity container- can use an old bucket if u can spare with a few holes pocked using  a hot iron rod at the bottom - that will wrk out cheaper - back home we old car tyres for terrache garden - my cousin even got pappayas -gauva , mango varieties and also tried a coconut tree , that flopped though on  terrcae

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