By Lynette Simango
Green mealies usually referred to as Gotcha maize; gotch you this season. Did you know for a production cost of less than $1000 per hectare, you can get returns up to $7000? This is one business you can venture into that will never disappoint you since the profits are so encouraging. All you need to do is start. Green mealies are usually planted after frost occurrence since frost has a negative effect on crop growth. Some wonder if green mealies are planted the same way as maize for mealie meal. The answer to that is yes but there is a smaller difference in terms of spacing. Green mealies have a wider spacing to encourage the development of bigger cobs. In this business cob size matters and that’s where your profit lies.