Udupi: Couple from Shirva grow amazing fruit plants from Brazil, Mexico


Justin D’Silva

Daijiworld Media Network- Udupi

Udupi, June 20: Have you ever fancied growing fruits from abroad in your yard? A couple from Shirva of the district have proven that one can grow not only Bananas, Chickoos and Jackfruit in your yard but also fruits like Pakistan Mulberry and Duku and varieties from Brazilian and Thailand among others.

Robin D’Cruz and Jane Quadros, natives of Shirva are an enthusiastic couple who are fond of farming and nursery especially growing fruit-bearing plants. The duo has planted more than 200 varieties of fruit bearing plants from nations like Brazil, Mexico, Thailand, Taiwan, Borneo, Pakistan and many more.

The couple took interest in farming during the first lockdown of 2020. “As we both were at home, to spend our free time we started planting fruit saplings in our home yard. Our interest soon grew into a passion. Many of our friends and well-wishers noticed our interest and introduced us to new varieties of fruit plants from different nations”, says Jane Quadros.

The couple has grown some rare fruit plants like Arazaboi, Cedarbay Cherry, Jaboticaba, Manilla Cherry, Sweet Acerola, Strawberry Guava, Dragon fruit, Banana Chickoo, Santhol, Abiu, Black Sapota, Duku, Ice cream beans, Sweet Carambola, Blackberry Jam and many more. Many of these fruits are grown basically in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand, Taiwan, Borneo, Pakistan and few other tropical climate areas.

Fruiting is already completed in about 30 plants. Few more are about to fruit. The couple also grafts the plants. Robin is working in event management and Jane in IT sector but yet their commitment towards their passion for nursery activities is commendable.

Robin and Jane have planned to expand their farming activities in an institutionalized manner. A professional nursery is their next dream.

“We have 18 varieties of Jabotica. Escarlet being one of them, we have these plants in the entire Udupi district. We have harvested fruits from these within one and half year. All of them are planted in grow bags and pots. We started this as a terrace gardening exercise but our interest grew over the days. In future we are also planning to grow flower plants,” say Robin and Jane.

Currently they are getting fruits in very small quantities but in future, the duo is planning to expand their farm on a large scale. Many of their plants are bought by customers from Kerala and other states also.

 

 

 

  

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  • Joseph Dsouza, Bejai/Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 22 2022

    Congrats Robin and Jane. Your efforts are inspirational and commendable. All the best for your future endeavors. God bless.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Tue, Jun 21 2022

    Robin D'Cruz and Jane Quadros, I have no words to express on your effort to grow fruit-bearing plants in your yard in Shirva. I wish you the best of luck and hopefully, I will visit your fruit garden as Shirva is not very far from where I live in Udupi. Thanks to Justin D'silva of Daijiworld for the picture coverage of the garden with this couple.

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  • Myrtle L F Lewis, Kallianpura

    Tue, Jun 21 2022

    Congratulations so nice to hear about gardening and farming from educated youngsters like you. I too love gardening it's my hobby,will definitely visit your farm.

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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    Many thanks to you our dear Friends for your efforts in this "Fruit Plant Field" to develop in our Beautiful God Given Blessed Land ! May our Lord Bless you !!!

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  • Rovel Dsouza, Shirva

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    Wowwww Amazing work .congratulations Jane and Robin .

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  • taurojohn, Mangalore/ malad

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    Very much exciting garden with variety fruits. God bless and multiply the fruits of their hard work. keep it up.

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  • Wilma, Shirva

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    Good work . Keep it up.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    There is nothing wrong trying something new instead of sitting idle ,or go stealing.India has same tropic weather like Brazil or Maxico. Thailand .Good to know their work has brought good results.Wish you further success.

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  • Rosaline Gomes, Shirva

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    Very innovative idea. Great inspiration to many. Wishing you all the best.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    Awesome ...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    congratulations 2 u robin & jane 4 involving in da production of varieties of fruits in your farm. In your busy schedules u r taking interest in da farming is a very good move from your side. may u b fruitful & prosperous in da blessings of God Almighty 2 u & your genealogy.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    Hats off to the couple. Many IT professionals are resigning and involving in cultivation and animal husbandry. Hydrophonic closed door growing of exotic foreign varieties is yielding great dividends too. There is steady demand for veggies in Mumbai for these as they are free from pesticides and harmful injection of chemicals in a hydrophonic farm of a couple there. They deliver the subscribers at their doors twice a week in returnable boxes. All the best Both of you in your budding venture.

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  • John, Udupi/santhekatte

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    Congratulations. I am very much interested in farming but unfortunately I dont have land.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Jun 20 2022

    Please follow Modiji's policy of make and promote Indian products ! Fruits have become so expensive and foreign quality may be too expensive.

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