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How to Start An Orange Plantation Business


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Orange is a tasty fruit known to all the people of the world. Orange belongs to the citrus fruit family which it's largely made up of the variety of oranges in them. The name of the fruit is synonymous with its colour and it is more tasty due to its orange colour.
Orange has many uses which is almost infinity. It is used to make tropical drinks both for commercial and personal purposes. 

It is also a major ingredient for soap, perfumery, antiseptic, drugs and many others.
The market for this fruit is enormous because almost everyone love orange and it is probably the best choice of fruit for every household out there.
So if you are interested in growing oranges for commercial purpose, here are the major tips on how you can start growing oranges and sell it and reap the result of your labour in a short period of time.
orange-treeGET A BUSINESS PLAN:
    You need to first write or get a business plan at hand before starting this business. With the business plan, you will be able to know how you want your plantation business to operate, whether on a long-term goal or a short-term goal and also ways to weather competition while still staying relevant in the business.

DECIDE ON THE SCALE TO OPERATE:
    As a new entrepreneur or an individual who is inclined to grow oranges for business venture, it is imperative to decide on the scale you want to operate.  Decide whether you want to start on a large-scale, which requires huge capital, large farm space like 200mm or thereabouts, modern farming equipment, management/operational costs and the rest. Or on a small-scale, where you will take your time to plant your orange seeds, water and nuture them till it gets to harvesting time where you can then sell and make good profits.

CULTIVATION AREA:
     Orange cultivation is done everywhere. There are many varieties of oranges out there and to enable the orange plants to grow very well, you need to know the particular type that best suit the soil in your farm land. Orange as a fruit needs to be plant in sunny areas that have means of draining water, the oranges also need to be water like 6 to 10 days tops during the rainy season as heat tends to dry the soil faster. but during the dry season it need less water as rain will do most of the watering for you.
Another way to cultivate oranges is by using fertilizer. According to agricultural experts, it is much better if you fertilize orange plants every 3 to 5 weeks. Putting fertilizer help the fruit to grow faster which is more favourable for those growing oranges for commercial purpose.
CULTIVATION PROCESS:
     This involves;
        * Preparing a farm land,
        * dip a deeper and wider hole
        * bring sapling
        * place sapling in the hole and cover
After some days, you can either water or use fertilizer on the soil.

PENETRATE THE RIGHT MARKET:
     Once you know it is getting to the time for harvest, you need to go out there and get buyers for your orange fruit. This won't be a difficult task as there is a never-ending market orange fruits. You have a host of buyers to choose from, from the conglomerate manufacturing companies to the smoothie bar owners, wholesalers and retailers in the local markets and to individuals for their personal use.
I do hope this article have been able to spark off the entrepreneurial spirit in you and help you with how to make orange plantation a successful farming business.