Basavaraj Patil, a graduate from Koralli village in the state has scientifically cultivated yellow watermelons and has also teamed up with the local mart and Big bazar in the city to sell the produce and has been earning profits from them as well.
Patil said that he has earned profits of over Rs 1 lakh by selling these watermelons so far.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Patil said, These tastes sweeter than red watermelons. I invested Rs 2 lakhs & have earned profit of over Rs 3 lakhs. We should diversify our crop production in India.”
Classified as Citrullus lanatus, the yellow watermelons occur naturally and are considered one of the oldest varieties and can be traced back to Africa and were being cultivated before the widespread cultivation of the red kinds. These melons are also a good source of vitamins A and C, antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and toughen the immune system.
Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 24/02/2021