Which of the following conditions is/are essential for tea cultivation? 1. Tropical and sub-tropical climate 2. Heavy rainfall ranging from 150 cm to 250 cm 3. Soil should contain good amount of lime Select the correct answer using the code given below:
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Correct option is A)
Tea bush is a tropical and sub-tropical plant and thrives well in hot and humid climate. There is a very close relation
between climate, the yield and the quality of tea. The ideal temperature for its growth is 20°-30°C and temperatures above 35°C and
below 10°C are harmful for the bush.
Temperature: 21°C to 29°C is ideal for the production of tea. High temperature is required in summer. The lowest temperature for
the growth of tea is 16°C.
Rainfall: 150-250 cm of rainfall is required for tea cultivation.
Soil: Tea shrubs require fertile mountain soil mixed with lime and iron. The soil should be rich in humus.
Land: Tea cultivation needs well drained land. Stagnation of water is not good for tea plants. Heavy rainfall but no stagnancy of water, such mountain slopes are good for tea cultivation.