Currant Farming Tips

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Currant farming is slowly becoming more and more popular these days.

This is because when the farming is managed properly, this will provide you with great earnings better than what you can get from other kinds of business opportunities.

Though it is possible for you to get high earnings or profits out of currant farming, it is still important to know some things about this venture.

Learn about Currant and the Proper Way to Grow it

Currant is a temperate fruit normally seen in northern Asia and northern Europe. This is a shrub which grows upto 1.5 meter. When the fruits are not coming this plant is strongly aromatic. Fruits are dark purple in color, almost like black and it holds several seeds. A fully grown bush can produce 10-11 pounds or 5 kgs of fruit. It is widely cultivated commercially for its affluent berries.

Where to Establish the Farm?

The next thing you need to know if you are planning to open currant farming is to secure the location of the farm. If you are thinking of opening large farm, make sure that the location comes with appropriate size. Usually, huge farms secure about 1 to 2 hectares. On the other hand, you can also choose smaller sized land if you are looking forward to having a smaller farm. There are few things you need to know when choosing the location. There are:

  • Accessibility to your chosen market
  • Access to water
  • Nutrient-rich soil
  • Close proximity to your home address for better management

Secure Seedlings, Manpower and Equipment Needed

Once you have chosen the right location for your currant farming, the next thing to do is to secure the seedlings, manpower and equipment needed. There are so many agricultural institutions and organizations that will provide you with the seedlings that you are looking for. Usually, you can purchase these in discounted prices if the institution is government owned. In addition to that, see to it that you have enough manpower to help you grow your currant. This is very important in case you cannot fully do all the tasks needed in growing your currant. Lastly, consider buying equipment needed. You can purchase secondhand or a new one depending from your choice.

Secure the Buyers for Your Products

Lastly, consider contacting the local stores and possible buyers for your products. It is recommended to make a list before you harvest your products. This is to make sure that your products are already designated to your buyers and that the marketing is not a problem anymore. You can also sell your products to small-based vendors. Maximize the opportunities available to make sure that you are able to come up with even higher profits that what you expect.

2 Comments

  • 1. tushar said on 10/27/2012 8:00:41 AM
    i have farm but i don't have any experience in farming,
  • 2. Lloyd said on 10/8/2013 1:13:20 AM
    Hi. I want to start currant farming in Zimbabwe. please give information on how to get the seed and how to grow good quality currants.
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