Scientific Name: Ziziphus Mauritiana
BAU Kul is a proposed project to be implemented at the Jhilongja, Link Road at Coxs’ Bazar. Being imbued with the attractive size and taste of BAU Kul “SAVOIR-FAIRE” has planned to set up a BAU Kul garden only on 177 kathas by planting 2000 saplings in the project area. Due to wild type character, its shelf-life is higher than that of other fruits and the soil and environmental conditions of the region are favorable for this BAU Kul project.
BAU Kul, a wonder fruit, is now an agricultural buzzword and promises fortune for farmers in Bangladesh. The project was originally initiated by Prof. Dr. A M Faruq and Prof. Dr. M A Rahim at thew Germ Plasma Centre of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in 1999. Afgter a long research from 1999 to 2003, they developed a new variety of Kul. As the research became successful, thery conducted “adaptation trials” in different districts through govt. and some non-govt. organizations. After successful adaptation trial, National Seed Board registered the fruit as FITP BAU Kul-1 in 2005. They collected local varieties of Kul from different parts of the country and also from ther Philippines, Somalia, Taiwan, Thailand and Insia. BAU Kul variety was evolved through tissue culture and named after BAU (Bangladesh Agricultural University).
BAU Kul is a quick growing, early yielding and highly valued fruit tree which will be planted in Sandy loam soil, a type of soil which is used in plant beds and pots that require ample drainage for the plants to thrive. This tree has short spikes on the stem and branches. It has dark-green leaves with a light, almost white, undersurface. The flowers are yellowish and born in clusters; they are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. As the seedlings do not tolerate transplanting, therefore the best alternatives are to sow the seeds directly in the field. Its harvesting season is from... [continues]
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