Plucking and Leaf Handling
Plucking and Leaf
Plucking round describes the time interval
in days between consecutive pluckings. It varies from 4 to 14 days
though 7-day round is the most common practice.
Standard of plucking
plucking removes all above tipping level, except unopened buds.
plucking leaves buds and small one and buds on the bush, remainder
plucked to tipping level.
plucking leaves buds, one and buds and small two and buds on the
bush, remainder plucked to tipping level.
System of plucking
plucking : plucked above janam; superior under normal condition
in N.E India.
plucking : plucked above fish-leaf to raise the plucking table
or Step-up plucking : plucked above a normal leaf to restore
the volume of maintenance foliage when required.