SATKHIRA: The commercial cultivation of jujube, locally known as ‘kul’ or ‘boroi’, is increasing every year, and its export to Denmark and different middle east counties is expected to begin soon, reports UNB.
Different varieties of jujube are cultivated in the district. The popular varieties include Baukul, Apelkul, Narkelkul, Bilatikul, Ninety and Mistikul.Farmers are interested to cultivate the fruit as it brings profit for them in a short time.
Additional deputy director at Satkhira Agricultural Expansion Department Amzad Hossain said, “There had been negotiations with exporters to export jujube to different countries this year. The export is expected to begin soon once the jujube becomes mature.”
Rafikul Islam, a farmer of South Sonabaria village of Kolaroa upazila, said he has been cultivating various varieties of jujube for the last 10 years. This year he cultivated Narkel and Apelkul on his three bighas of land.
“I hope to earn around Tk 4 lakh this year by selling jujube of three from bighas of land,” he said adding that he managed to make a profit of around Tk 3 lakh last year cultivating jujube on the same land.