The plantation originated in the late 1800’s in the colonial era. The British plantation pioneers and owners sold out to Dutch and then to Indian entrepreneurs after independence. In 1994 the plantation was bought by M/s Aswati Plantations Private Ltd. It remains very much a working plantation, coffee being the main crop, inter-planted with Malabar Black Pepper and Areca nut (Betel nut). A major project of inter-planting with Nutmeg and exotic fruit trees like Avacado, Mangosteen, Lychee and Cocoa is underway to en-cash on the rich fertile environment. The main cropping season for Coffee and Areca nut is between mid January to mid March, during which time, the plantation buzzes with activity. Conducted plantation visits can be enjoyed between January and March. The first of the fruit crops are expected around June - August 2020.
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