Fast Facts

Facts on Oil Palm  
Origin West Africa
Height increment 60-70 cm per year
Frond (large divided leaf) length 6-8 metres
Ripe fruit Yellowish red
Nursery period 12-15 months
Age of harvesting 30 months after planting
Years in production 25 years
Planting density 124-148 trees/ha
Number of bunches 12-18 bunches per year
Fruit per bunch 1,000-3,000 fruitlets
Bunch weight 20-30 Kg
Fruitlet weight 10 g
Kernel per fruit 5-8 per cent
Oil to bunch ratio 20-25% per cent
Oil production 4-5 tonnes/ha/year