ACI Seed arranged a field day program on Cucumber – Messi at Dumuria, Khulna on 26 January 2023 under M/S Habib Beej Vander. Messi is one of the most popular cucumber varieties of ACI Seed at Khulna and the farmers are getting satisfactory results by cultivating the variety this season in different locations of Khulna. The cultivation period of the variety holds from September to March and it is a winter special variety. The fruit color is attractive green and the fruit size is 16-18 centimeters long. The average fruit weight is 250-260 grams. About 85-90% of fruits are uniform in shape and size. The average yield is 15-16 MT per acre. Messi ensures a 10-15% yield, which is an advantage compared to other prominent varieties and the farmers are also able to get a higher price in the market.
Mr. Zakir Hossain Sarder, Regional Campaign Manager; Mr. Olyul Islam, Asst. Product Manager; Mr. Abdul Monnaf, Area Sales Manager and Mr. Israfil Hossain, Territory Executive, Dumuria of ACI Seed graced the program with their presence. More than 70 farmers and retailers participated in the field day program. The officials of ACI Seed discussed the characteristics and performance of the variety. The demo farmer, Mr. Sandip Kumar cultivated 12 decimal land and was very pleased to get the excellent result of Messi. The participating farmers and retailers were very excited to see the performance and know key information about Messi through the program. They have expressed their high interest and are committed to cultivating the variety in the upcoming season.