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Important instructions issued on Stevia cultivation

Stevia is a multifunctional medicinal plant whose leaves are 10 to 15 times sweeter than sugar and its extract is 200 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. Stevia leaves should be processed and in packet, supplied on commercial basis to various stores in Pakistan so that it can be easily used in tea. This stevia can yield up to 18 to 22 mound of dry leaves per acre in the first harvest. Stevia can be grown as kitchen gardening. To grow stevia, you have to prepare a nursery. Nursery can be prepared with seeds, cutting and tissue culture. Seedlings from seed can be transplanted after 2 months, while cutting and tissue culture plants will be able to transplant after 1 month.

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