Mango growers in Jhenidah are delighted as profuse bloom this season is predicting a bumper yield of the succulent delicious summer fruit. Though there has been a light rainfall, it has not harmed mango budding greatly. Farmers are busy taking care of the trees in both their court-yards and orchards across the district.
Mango cultivation here is expanding steadily as farmers have been benefited much in the recent years making mango orchards on their cropland. Many of them intercropped mug bean, black bean and other bush and herb crops in their orchards bringing themselves an additional income.
After Rajshahi and Chapai Nawabganj, Jhenidah has emerged a promising mango producing region as farmers here are showing a strong inclination for commercial mango cultivation. Farmers are now paying enormous attention to the trees so that they can lessen pest attacks during both the flowering and growing stages of mangoes.
Most importantly, mango traders from in and out of the district rush to the orchards during the ripening months of the much-liked fleshy fruit. Mango was cultivated on 2849 hectares of land in 2019 in six administrative areas of the district. And a total of 44,411 tonnes of fruit was harvested and the yielding rate was 15.58 tonnes per hectare.