Apple Trees
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Can apples be cultivated in West Bengal, red & lateritic areas

Zone Hooghly, Arambagh Sub-division, PIN-712602 | Anonymous added on February 14, 2020 | Answered

Temperature in winter ranges from 7 - 28 degrees celcious.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on February 16, 2020

Special warm climate varieties of apple trees may be okay. The big issue is getting enough "chill hours" to set fruit adequately to make it worthwhile. You are in a borderline climate even for those varieties. If the temperature stays at 7C range for a long enough time frame it may work. But there may be some years when you won't get much fruit.

Here is a link to the University of Calcutta Horticulture Dept. and a faculty list with emails and phone numbers.

http://www.caluniv.ac.in/academic/department/Horticulture.html

This article may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-8/zone-8-apple-trees.htm

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