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How to plant a Betel Nut Tree

How to plant a Betel Nut Tree

Areca catechu, known commonly as Betel palm or Betel nut tree or Pinang or Supari is a species of palm which grows in much of the tropical Pacific, Asia, and parts of east Africa. It is a medium-sized tree growing to 20 m tall, with a trunk 20-30 cm in diameter. The leaves are 1.5-2 m long, pinnate, with numerous, crowded leaflets.

1) Pick fully matured and healthy orange Betel Nuts.

2) Keep the selected Betel Nuts in one pit in the soil with lots of water for about 10 – 15 days till the skin turns black.


3) Preparation of Soil: This need expertise, it depends on the soil from place to place. Mix Coconut Husk, Wood chips, Coconut shell chopped, Bone dust, Carbon crush & Soil. All has to be mixed for seedling.


4) Select the bags for make the pot for the seedling. The bag must be strong enough so that it lasts at least for 1 year. The bag should have 4 holes in the four side walls.


5) Put the prepared soil in bags. This is the pot for the seedlings.


6) Place one seed in one bag on top of the soil.


7) The pots are to be watered every day and also use fertilizer mixed with water. Also use pesticides from time to time. The baby plants grows in the pots till it gets 3 - 5 leafs.



8) Planting the Baby Plants in the soil. The distances between the trees is the most important factor. Distance and the patterns of plantation again depends on the soil and whether condition.


9) Irrigation by Sprinkler, fogging or Dripper.


10) Cleaning the grass in between the trees by grass cutting machines.


11) Growth after 3 years.

12) Fully matured tree and fruits

13) Harvested Areca Nut fruit dried under the sun.

14) Removing the Husk.

15) Drying the nuts under sun light and oven

16) Packing



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