Nutmeg is a tropical evergreen tree grown for its seeds which are used as spices.
It originated from the Moluccan Islands, particularly the volcanic island of Banda.
Major Nutmeg producing countries in the world are India, Indonesia, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka.
Major Nutmeg producing states in India are Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka
Seeds are the most economically important part of Nutmeg
Nutmeg is a tropical plant and requires dry periods to flower.
It will grow best at temperatures between 20°C and 30°C (68–86°F) and can tolerate a range of soils provided that the are well draining.
Nutmeg Trees will grow optimally in a deep loamy sand rich in organic matter with a pH between 5.5 and 7.5.
The trees love heat but should be protected from strong afternoon sun and also require some shelter from wind
|Crop Stage||Products||Dosage||Method Of Application||Benefits|
|Inorganic fertilizer||Geoxol.COM||15 kg / hectare / application with basal fertilizer, if soil organic carbon (more than / equal to 0.5%) and bulk denisty (less than or equal to 1.6 g / cm3)||Soil Application||Rejuvenates soil for sustainable growth of crops|
|Organic fertilizer||Mycoxol4G||500 g / hectare / application, if soil pH (less than / equal to 7.5) and availale P (more than / equal to 15 kg / ha)||Soil Application||Reduces incidence of soil borne diseases, improves availability of phosphorous and other micronutrients|
|Pre-monsoon||PeakMAX||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar / Fertigation||Improves vegetative growth and reduces disease pressure|
|Post monsoon||PeakMAX||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar / Fertigation||Improves vegetative growth and reduces disease pressure|
|Post monsoon (repeat application)||PeakMAX||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar / Fertigation||Improves vegetative growth and reduces disease pressure|
|Pre-flowering||Silixol OSA||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Optimizes source sink relation for better fruit retention|
|Fruit development||Silixol OSA||1000 ml / hectare / application||Foliar Application||Improves quality of fruit and reduces impact due to abiotic stresses|
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