Mahogany farming project report

If you are thinking is mahogany farming profitable in India then you should look at the below stats

  • mahogany one plant price – Rs 100 – 120 (in bulk)
  • Price of 1 mahogany plant – Rs 150 (single plant)

Mahogany plants in 1 acre land – 700 to 1000 plants

Minimum investment in mahogany cultivation in 1 acre land

1000 Plants cost –   1000 plants X Rs 100 = Rs 100,000

Other Cost

Drip irrigation – Rs 50,000 (one time)

Irrigation cost – Rs 15,000

Fertilizer + Manure + Pesticides – Rs 14,000

Plant Protection Charges – Rs 6,000

Land Preparation – Rs 5,000

Labor Charges – Rs 15,000

Miscellaneous – Rs 5,000

Total – Rs 110000

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Total investment for 1 year = Plant Cost + Other Cost

Plant Cost Rs 100000+Other Cost 110000 = Rs 210000 (1st year)

Cost after 1 year 

Total cost –  Reduce plant cost and drip irrigation installation (from total cost)

(Total cost) 210000 – 100000 Plant cost = Rs 110000

Rs 110000 – 50000 (drip irrigation)  = Rs 60000

Cost for next 9 years = Rs 60000 x 9 = Rs 540,000

Total cost = 540,000 (9 years cost) + 210000 (1st year cost)

Total Cost for 10 Years = Rs 750,000


Now lets calculate profit margin from mahogany farming

1 mature tree after 10 years – Rs 10,000 to 30 thousand or more, it depends on cubic feet (Ghana feet) of the tree

If you have around 1000 tees and out of 1k trees 750 trees are in good condition

750 trees X 10 thousand = Rs 75 lakh

Reduce your investment from profit to get net profit

Rs 7,50,000 – Rs 75 lakh = Rs 67,50,000

Net Profit = Rs 67 Lakh 50 Thousand

Note – Remember it depends on the cubic feet measurement and the rate may be higher according to the market price of that time, this tree is not measured by the weight.

Mahogany tree farming project report – I guess mahogany tree profit per acre is quite huge and more people will catch the opportunity of mahogany tree profit in india. Will you still ask is mahogany farming profitable in India then I would say yes, yes and yes so hurry up and start mahogany tree farming in India or start mahogany cultivation where you live may be outside India.

Price of 1 mahogany plant 

Rs 20-25 simple, African mahogany Rs 120-150, you may get Rs 100 per plant in bulk (above 500 plants), While purchasing single African plant Rs 150 per plant.

Difference between simple and African mahogany  

Simple mahogany or desi mahogany takes 25 long years to grow mature whereas African mahogany needs only 10 years to get mature. This tree is known as hardwood timber trees swietenia

How long does mahogany tree take to grow

However, it grows with good benefits including profitable selling price in 10 to 14 years. Moreover, it takes 25 years to grow mature completely.

Mahogany cultivation in India

It can be grown all over India except in snow fall region. It is already cultivating in south regions like Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh etc it can be grown well in north region like Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and other places.

Mahogany tree grows naturally in tropical America, Asia and Africa it is a high value timber tree mainly known for durability, strength and water resistance. It is also popular for its redwood color along with artistic shine.

How many mahogany plants can be planted in 1 acre

Mahogany tree plantation per acre – one can easily plant around 700 to 1000 mahogany plants in 1 acre land. Here is the mahogany tree plantation distance for three types of spacing: 6 by 6 = 800-1000 plants, 8 by 8 = 700-800 plants, 10 by 10 = 500 to 600 plants

Temperature Required for mahogany tree

Temperature – Mahogany tree can be grown in any temperature except snow fall region. North India is best for this plant however south Indian region has started the cultivation of mahogany tree on large scale.

Soil requirement for mahogany cultivation 

Mahogany plant can grow in any temperature and in any soil. By nature it is soil friendly, it prefers loamy soil that has good drainage. Don’t allow standing water in your farm.

Water required for mahogany cultivation 

This plant demands very less water and this is the specialty of the plant but you need to take care of the plant in initial days and you should provide water once in a week in summer twice in a week but later you can do it twice in a month also it does not need any water in spring or rainy season.

Fertilizer used in mahogany tree farming

Mahogany cultivation in India is becoming popular now a days. However, mahogany is a plant that does not demand any fertilizer after some time but you should fertilize it in initial days and later you can fertilize it 2 times in a year that’s it mahogany demands. The reason is after 8 months or 1 year it grows taller and the leaves of mahogany starts falling and these leaves are itself organic fertilizer due to rich properties like Malabar neem leaves  mahogany leaves can also be used as compost.

You should only use organic fertilizer for this plant and for all crops as well. I know its difficult to use only organic in short term crops like vegetables or any crop that grows in the period of 3 to 6 months and farmers are helpless to use urea or DAP. But if you are doing such farming that takes more than 6 months then you should do organic farming because organic farming is slow to start but can produce good and profitable result in long duration.

Verities of mahogany tree

The hybrid between S mahogany and S macrophylla is widely planted for its timber. Moreover, between Indian swietenia mahagoni and African mahogany you should choose African due to high demand over international and national market. Only three species are “genuine mahogany” other species with timber uses are classified as “true mahogany” some of these true mahoganies are

  • African Mahogany (African genra khaya)
  • Entandrophragma (sapela mahogany)
  • Newzeland mahogany or kohekohe
  • Indonesian mahogany
  • Toona sureni
  • Melia azedarach
  • Pink mahogany or Bosse
  • Guarea
  • Chittagong (well known as Indian mahogany)
  • Chukrasia velutina
  • Indian mahogany
  • Philippine mahogany

Three species are swietenia macrophylla, swietenia mahogany and swietenia humilis. These three swietenia species are classified as genuine mahogany. Mahogany tree is well known for its commercial value and it is treated as an important wood. It is used for its beauty, durability, colour, natural shine, furniture, musical instrument and ship parts.

Caringmahogany tree

Caring – Little caring require before 8 months later it does not demand for any type of caring but don’t allow standing water in your farm.

Fungicides spray – You need to perform fungicide spray in the duration of 40-45 days and also use some medicine for termite you can use organic way to get rid of termite.

Height of mahogany tree after 10-11 years 70 to 80 feet and diameter of stem will be 2 – 2.5 feet

Price of the seed or fruit of mahogany tree (after 3 years)

It is a myth about the price that it is about 3000 but the fact is that it sells only about 100 to Rs 150 in market.

 mahogany tree benefits – FAQ

To better understand advantages of mahogany wood and mahogany tree benefits I have prepared FAQ for you

What is mahogany wood used for?

Mahogany wood uses – Mahogany wood do not get spoil and rot for more than 100 years therefore it is used in vital field. It has a huge demand over national and international market because it is used in making ship parts, furniture’s in bar, gun but, toys, music instruments and you can easily see mahogany wood furniture in 5 star hotels, mahogany wood sofa set.

It is commonly used in medicinal sector for making various medicines including sugar, bp etc it is vitally used in Ayurveda department. It is also used to get rid of mosquitos by making mosquito kit

Is mahogany good for musical instruments?

Mahogany is listed as the most popular trees used in making musical instruments. Mahogany is the most popular choice of tone wood for guitar making. Due to the light weight mahogany wood is preferred wood for musical instruments like veena, guitar etc. It is also very shiny by nature that attracts customers as well. While asking about tonewood meaning I would say it is a specific wood variety that contains tonal properties that make them good choices for use in woodwind.

What are the mahogany wood furniture pros and cons?

Pros – However, mahogany wood comes first in mind while talking about musical instruments made out of wood. Moreover, it holds same position while talking about best wood for making furniture. It is used in making furniture due to high and sustainable quality with natural shine that does not demand for artificial shine, it is very light weighted with a strong quality. It has the ability to over come the rot problem hence, used in making important ship parts.

Cons – It is very hard and difficult to cut, mahogany hardwood floors are well known for absorbing sunlight that causes darker color over the time. Price of mahogany wood in india is very expensive therefore mahogany wood furniture price is much higher than any other wood.

Why mahogany wood is used in making the parts of ship?

1st reason is it is a strong and high quality wood and the main reason is that mahogany wood don’t get rot for several years. It is recommended to get mahogany tree information before starting any business related mahogany tree. Mahogany furniture price is higher while trying to buy mahogany wood furniture online.

Price of mahogany tree in India

While talking about teak wood or mahogany wood furniture in india, mahogany wood is preferred for better qualities. It depends on the cubic feet of the tree and mahogany tree price after 15 years may increase unexpectedly like bitcoin price. Mahogany tree selling price in india may be around 15, 25, 30 thousand and mahogany wood price after 15 years may cross Rs 25- 50 thousand per tree. Before selling one should check current mahogany tree price and should not sell mahogany wood according to the weight, the weight of mahogany tree is very less. Moreover, it is measured in cubic feet.

What is mahogany tree selling price in India?

In India if you have done African mahogany farming then you can sell 1 mahogany tree after 6-7 years at the price of Rs 8-10 thousand. Mahogany tree price after 10 years and after 15 years could be sold at the price of Rs 15k, 30k, 35 thousand or above it depends on the cubic feet measurement of the plant. Mahogany tree price after 20 years might be at the peak.

  • Mahogany tree selling price after 10 years – Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 (depends on cubic feet of the tree)
  • Mahogany tree selling price after 15 years – Rs 20,000 to Rs 35,000 (depends on cubic feet of the tree)
  • Mahogany tree selling price after 20 years – Rs 35,000 to Rs 50,000 (depends on cubic/ghan feet of the tree)
  • Note – Price might differ according to the demand at that time and future guidelines related to the tree cultivation.

Mahogany contract farming companies in India?

Mahogany contract farming in India – Chaturveda Agro is a company that mostly serves their services in the south region you can contact them by these mobile numbers – 9701501970, 6303630495, 7995495060 address of this company – 101, plot no 6&7 road no 1 behind d mart, Vanasthali hills Vanasthalipuram, Hyderabad

What is carbon credit?

Carbon credit is a type of certificate introduced to decrease the carbon emissions created by any country, state, city or green house. If a company has created some amount of carbon emission then that company have to invest in carbon credit to maintain the balance. 1 carbon credit means you have prevented 1 ton carbon dioxide or similar gases to get dissolved in environment. In 1997 Kyoto protocol during environment agreement all nations agreed to decrease the carbon emission and structure of carbon credit was formed.