Tenera Oil Palm Seedlings (Hybrid Oil Palm Variety)

2,900.003,500.00 (-17%)

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  • Colour: Yellow/Red Oil Palm Fruits
  • Shape: Small oval shaped oil palm fruits
  • Plant Quality: Hardy and rugged
  • Package Size: One oil palm seedling in a planting bag
  • Time to Fruiting: 2-3 years after transplanting
  • Growth Habit: grows profusely with very large leaves, stems and fruits
  • Weight of Fruit: Each palm fruit weighs 20 – 40 grams
  • Disease Resistances: Oil Palm Virus Disease
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Tenera oil palm seedlings are hybrid oil palm variety. This hybrid oil palm variety is a Malaysian oil palm breed that has an incredibly high yield.

Compared to the local Nigerian oil palm seedling, Tenera oil palm seedling yields 500 – 900% more than the Nigerian open pollinated oil palm seedling.

Tenera oil palm variety starts fruiting after 3 years of transplanting to the field. If drip irrigation is used, this hybrid oil palm seedling can fruit within a period of less than 3 years.

Product Features

  • Colour: Yellow/Red Oil Palm Fruits
  • Shape: Small oval shaped oil palm fruits
  • Plant Quality: Hardy and rugged
  • Package Size: One oil palm seedling in a planting bag
  • Time to Fruiting: 2-3 years after transplanting
  • Growth Habit: grows profusely with very large leaves, stems and fruits
  • Weight of Fruit: Each palm fruit weighs 20 – 40 grams
  • Disease Resistances: Oil Palm Virus Disease

Characteristics of Tenera Oil Palm Variety

The following are the characteristics of Tenera Oil Palm Seedlings:

  • It is a hybrid oil palm variety unlike the open pollinated oil palm variety common in Nigeria.
  • The oil palm tree produced by this variety is twice – thrice as big as the local Nigerian oil palm variety.
  • It can produce above 10 tons of palm oil per hectare in the early years of fruiting and much more than 10 tons per hectare in the later years of fruiting.
  • It can start fruiting as early as 3 years after transplanting.

Advantages of planting Tenera Oil Palm Seedlings

The following are the advantages of planting Tenera oil palm variety:

  • It has a much higher yield than the local open pollinated variety.
  • The oil yield is also higher than that of the local variety.
  • It has a better disease and pest tolerance than the local variety.
  • The palm oil produced from this variety is preferred by food and chemical manufacturers than the oil produced by the local variety.

How to Plant Tenera Oil Palm Seeds in the Nursery

  • Sun-dry the oil palm seed and make sure its moisture content is at the acceptable level.
  • Get clean planting bags. Black planting bags are preferred; there should be perforated holes on the planting bags so that excess water can drain out.
  • Mix soil and well cured farmyard manure. Put the mix into the planting bag.
  • Wet the planting bag before planting the oil palm seed in the planting bag.
  • Construct a shade house or shed where the planting bags will be kept. Young oil palm seedlings need shade.
  • You can use watering cans to wet the oil palm seedlings when they have emerged from the planting bags. Sprinklers can also be used.
  • Foliar fertilizers and pesticides may be applied to the oil palm seedlings to boost the growth and prevent diseases.

How to Transplant Tenera Oil Palm Seedlings

  • Tenera oil palm seedlings can be transplanted to the field after 6 – 24 months of growing in the nursery.
  • The field must be cleared, ploughed and harrowed.
  • Planting holes should be dug.
  • About 100 Tenera seedlings can be planted on one hectare of farmland using a triangular planting spacing of 9 metres by 9 metres by 9 metres.
  • The filed should be well irrigated before transplanting the oil palm seedlings.
  • Transplanting should be done when the intensity of the sun is low, usually in the early mornings or evenings.
  • Manure mixed with top soil should be used to fill up the planting hole after the oil palm seedlings have been planted.
  • 200 – 500 grams of Single Super Phosphate (SSP) fertilizer should be added to each planting hole.

To order or buy Tenera Oil Palm Seedlings, please call us on 08066437109.

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Tenera Oil Palm Seedlings (Hybrid Oil Palm Variety)

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