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#TECHNOTIPS: Fermented Fruit Juice
by Catheryn Villorente - Thursday, 8 April 2021, 09:46 AM
fermented fruit juice Fermented fruit juice (FFJ) is made from sweet ripe fruits, fruiting vegetables, and root crops that are thoroughly blended with crude sugar or molasses. It is stored for a short period of time and the fermented extract is applied to plants to promote flowering and fruit setting.

FFJ has been proven by many organic farmers to be effective when sprayed on the leaves at the rate of 2 to 4 tablespoon/gallon of water at the onset of flowering up to fruit setting. Made from a combination of ripe fruits of banana, papaya, and squash which contain phosphorous and potassium that are necessary during the flowering and fruit setting stage.

It can also serve as a microorganism activity accelerator when directly applied to the soil at the rate of 1 teaspoon/liter of water. Its carbohydrates and sugar content serve as a source of energy for the microorganisms, thereby, accelerating their activity. The increased microbial activities result in the availability of nutrients for the plant’s uptake.

FFJ, as it contains beneficial microorganisms, can be sprayed on animal beddings to help in the manure decomposition process.

A 20% FFJ solution also makes an excellent nutritious drink for both human and livestock.

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