Pune: Bharat Lalge, a farmer in Sarafwadi village in Indapur taluka of Pune district in Maharashtra, has grown a crop of white blackberry while conducting a new test. Earlier, white blackberry trees were seen in Odisha. The test of this new coloured fruit is now also being tested by the people of other regions including Maharashtra. Farmer Bharat Lalge had brought 300 saplings of white blackberry from Odisha in 2019 and planted them in one acre. After three years, the trees have now started bearing fruit.
At present, the harvesting of berries has begun. Now, these fruits are available in the fruit market of Pune at a price of Rs 450 per kg. In this connection, farmer Lalge said, he has 23 acres of cultivation in which he sows pomegranate and grape crops. But pomegranate has been plagued by many diseases in the recent past and the vineyard is suffering due to bad weather.
He brought 300 saplings of white berries from Odisha as an alternative to this. Now they are expected to make a good profit. Kisan Bharat says that this crop has been grown in less water and low cost and they are confident that it will give them good yield and benefits. Actually, eating berries, in general, makes the colour of your tongue purple. Now the colour of white berries is getting in it. Environmental experts are giving information that white berries, which look similar to common berries in taste and size, have more medicinal properties, so the demand for them is now increasing.