Coffee blooms in Marayur giving hopes to farmers
Marayur (Idukki): Coffee plants blossomed in Marayur and Kanthalloor region, giving hopes to the farmers.
The coffee flowers bloomed in the tribal settlements in the Pallanad, Kappistore and Marayur mountain range, and in Kanthalloor, Keezhanthoor and Aadivayal regions in the initial stage of the season.
Coffee varieties like Arabi and Chandrika are cultivated here. Coffee had got rather fair price in the previous years.
Last year, the price of coffee fruits was Rs 25 to 30. The farmers are of the opinion that better yield can be expected, if the weather did not affect the cultivation.