29 April 2017
Summary: "The characteristics of the Carambolim nut and yield pattern of the Carambolim tree and that of two others were monitored for three years. "It is not easily sold, as the pricing science is based on nut size, which benefits farmers. Goa 1 (Bali — 2) was released in 2004.The four selections together offer a choice of better-sized and high-yielding planting materials for local cashew farmers. But the other two, Goa 3 and 4 have their own assets — a higher yield of 15 to 18kg per tree per annum though their nut size is below 8gm. "This means their growth is complete and the tree drops the naturally ripened fruit," Desai said.