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1. Local Name: Dabai, Sibu Olive (Canarium odontophyllum)

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2. Recommended varieties:

 
There is no specific variety recommended yet. Use seeds from trees bearing very good quality fruits or vegetatively propagate these trees by budding. Select upright water shoots for budwood.

3. Soil Requirement:

  • Most vigorous on well drained, loamy, alluvial soils found along riverbanks.
  • Prefer flat to gently sloping land.

4. Spacing: 9m x 9m (123 trees/ha)

  For seedling trees, sometimes 2 trees are planted close on 1 planting point. If one happens to be a male tree, it is chopped down.

5. Fertiliser application:

Year
Time of application
Type of fertiliser
Amount / Stand / Year
(kg)
Rate/ Application
(kg)
0
At Planting Rock Phosphate
Dolomite
Organic manure
0.20
0.10
5.00 - 10.00
0.20
0.10
5.00 - 10.00
1

Once every 3 months

15:15:15

0.50

0.13

 

2

Once every 3 months

15:15:15

1.00
0.25
3
Once every 3 months 15:15:15
1.50
0.38
4
Once every 4 months 12:12:17:2+TE
2.00
0.67
5
Once every 4 months 12:12:17:2+TE
2.50
0.83
6
Once every 4 months 12:12:17:2+TE
3.00
1.00
7
Once every 4 months 12:12:17:2+TE
5.00
1.67
8 onwards
Once every 4 months 12:12:17:2+TE
7.00
2.33

6. Vegetative period: seedling : 7 - 10 years, budded trees : 4 - 6 years.

7. Economic Life: 25 - 40 years.

8. Yield:

  30 - 100 kg in younger trees. Mature trees can yield up to 300 kg.

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Source: Scheme Mechanics, 9MP (2006-2010) Fruit Industry Development Programme, June 2006