Jatropha trees can be planted around 800 to 1000 per one acre land.
The seedling of Jatropha Curcas must be planted within 7 feet away from each other to ensure enough space during harvesting.
Trimming is done to increase the branches and increase seeds.This process is also to ensure that the maximum height of the trees is only at 2 meters.
SEEDS HARVESTING METHOD AND THE DRYING OF THE SEEDS TO BE SOLD TO BIOCOMMODITY
Seeds which are blackish yellow is harvested once in 3 days. The seeds dry up if harvesting is done late. This causes the weight of the seeds to decrease. Hence, will results in loss for the planter.
After the harvesting, the fruits is ripped open and 3 to 4 smaller seeds can be found inside.
The wet seeds must not be put inside sack to avoid fungal infestation.
The dry process must not be done in an area or location exposed to direct sun light.
After drying, seeds are collected inside in the sack to be sold to BIOCOMMODITY. The shell is placed under the tree to be used as fertilizer.