Contractor harvests giant tapioca weighing 55 kg in Ernakulam
Koothattukulam (Ernakulam): A contractor who loves farming was gifted with a bumper harvest from his tapioca field. Koothattukulam native N U John harvested a 55-kilogram weighing giant tapioca from a single flowerbed.
John planted the hybrid variety of tapioca in 35 flowerbeds along with other crops. During harvest, he could collect tapioca weighing upto 30-55 kilograms from each flowerbed. He used only organic fertilizers like chicken manure.
As the tapioca was too heavy, it was a laborious task to harvest them. Instead of selling the giant tapioca, he gave it to the community kitchen in Koothattukulam, neighbours and friends. Apart from tapioca, John also cultivates, fish, ginger, purple yam and banana.