‘Khushbu Gujarat Ki’ wins over Kashmiri roses | Vadodara News

VADODARA: About 5 years in the past, he took to farming the well-known Kashmiri roses on his farm in Bil village on the outskirts of the town. Vishal Patel, 34, made windfall income initially however over the years he realised that individuals choose ‘Khushbu Gujarat Ki’ over the gorgeous trying Kashmiri rose. Patel has once more begun rising desi roses on the farm from this yr. “We started rising Kashmiri roses as they’ve an extended shelf life. They final for almost two days as in comparison with simply 12 hours of desi roses. The crop was ample and I bought a whole lot of inventory outdoors Gujarat too. But over the final one yr, I realised that the demand for desi roses goes up,” mentioned Patel, a resident of Bil. “The desi roses are very talked-about amongst each Hindu and Muslim devotees who provide them at non secular locations. They choose desi roses attributable to that candy perfume. Kashmiri roses are normally used for ornamental goal as they give the impression of being lovely however don’t emanate a lot perfume,” Patel, who’s into flower farming for the final 15 years, defined. He owns 25 bighas of land on which he grows flowers however the main crop is of roses. “From this yr, I’ve began rising desi roses too together with Kashmiri roses. The desi roses are in very excessive demand in Maharashtra and Rajasthan other than Gujarat,” Patel advised TOI. Another farmer of Darapura village in Padra, who used to develop solely Kashmiri roses, too has begun farming desi roses. He mentioned that desi roses have much less life however they’re most popular extra by individuals for non secular celebrations. “I feel that desi roses are once more turning into widespread among the many farmers attributable to their perfume and excessive demand at non secular locations. I started rising Kashmiri roses three years in the past however from this season I planted desi roses too,” mentioned Chandrakant Patel who owns 20 bighas of land in Bil village. He grows about 40 to 50 kilograms of desi roses per bigha which can be then bought in both the market at Vadodara or transported outdoors the town. Farmers in Karjan taluka too have been rising Kashmiri roses in large portions. Patel mentioned that Kashmiri roses are right here to remain however the desi ones are making a grand comeback.


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