GROWING BLACK CURRANT AS A BUSINESS FOR MEDIUM-TERM INVESTMENT
The blackcurrant market has a constant supply shortage. The annual berry requirement is 4 kg per person. But the annual production figures, unfortunately, are significantly lower – 2.5 kg per person. To establish a market for blackcurrant is quite simple. Many enterprises are ready to buy your berries directly from the field on a pick-up basis, of course, at a wholesale price. You are only engaged in cultivation, and you can not worry about the sale of products. This year, the wholesale purchase price of these berries is $ 2. But every year, blackcurrant dynamically rises in price. A farm that already exists for more than 3 years capable of growing berries with a yield of 8 tons. from one hectare. At the same time, the cost of one kilogram of grown products is $ 0.4 (the cost of caring for plants, taking into account payment for harvesting). It is not difficult to calculate the profitability of the blackcurrant growing business: (2-0.4) X 8,000 = $ 12,800 per hectare. In addition, this craft will not require large investments to start production. For example, the cost of one seedling starts at $ 1, and a bush will grow from it, which will produce 4 kg of berries each year, that is, $ 8. If you seriously engage in this type of activity, then in three years you can build a super-profitable small enterprise. It is important to study all the pros and cons of production and all the algorithms for growing products. It is not as difficult as it might seem at first glance. Learn and practice fruit growing technology step by step. Well, then about everything in order.
ADVANTAGES IN BUSINESS FOR GROWING BLACK CURRANT
Good berry yield thanks to the right technology. We already know that from one hectare of land you can get significant yields of expensive agricultural products. Next, consider what other advantages this type of activity has. The attractiveness of investing in blackcurrant is due to many factors:
Currants have medicinal and dietary characteristics of the fruit.
Currant, like many berries, is characterized by early maturity.
Winter hardiness is an important advantage of growing blackcurrant over many other berries.
The berry with the best performance tolerates freezing. All taste and healthy properties are preserved. In comparison with other berries, currants after freezing cannot be distinguished from fresh ones. This factor allows not only to preserve for a long time, but also to double the margin due to sales in winter and spring.
Possibility of combine harvesting (significant cost savings for employees, plus high productivity).
The ability to mechanize all plant care processes.
Business does not require specialized investments. With various tactical combinations, you can organize your business even with 5 acres of land. It’s just more difficult in such cases to make a little effort to organize the sale of products at a retail price (markets, acquaintances, own production of jams and so on).
This list can be supplemented, although obvious reasons for self-employment are already visible here.
TECHNOLOGY OF GROWING BLACK CURRANT
Harvesting on currant fields. In the technology of growing black currants, special attention should be paid to the soil. Preparation is, of course, its fertilizer and plantation. Currant care conditions are very similar to apple care. Also, when growing currants as a business, currants are planted in the autumn. This is a proven method that will provide you with a crop at the beginning of summer. In rare cases, resort to planting in the spring. Currants do not require additional planting of pollinators. This is a culture that is self-fertile. True, for higher yields, additional pollination is recommended. To do this, it is enough to grow several different varieties of currants. Be sure to do an agrochemical analysis of the soil where you are going to grow the plants (the cost of the service is about $ 40). Currants love soil of low acidity, pH about 6-6.5. This distinguishes it from most berries. Acidity can be adjusted. But on average acidity there will be yields. And sandy and clay soils need to be fertilized with mineral fertilizers. With increased acidity, you need to evenly add a little lime to the soil during preparation. When preparing the soil, it is important to fertilize. A bag of fertilizer weighing 25 kg. will cost $ 100.