POMEGRANATE

Maharashtra is the leading producer of pomegranate followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Ganesh, Bhagwa, Ruby, Arakta and Mridula are the different varieties of pomegranates produced in Maharashtra.

Description of Commercially Grown Varieties
Showing the varietal characteristics of commercially grown Pomegranates.

Variety/Type Characteristics
Ganesh This variety has pinkish yellow to reddish yellow rind color, having light pink arils and soft seeds. Fruit weighs between 225-250 gms with medium T.S.S.
Ruby The fruit skin is red in color and weighs between 225-275 gms. The grains are soft, having high T.S.S.
Arakta Fruits are dark red in color with soft seeds and with high T.S.S.
Bhagwa The fruit is glossy red in color with soft seeds. Fruit weighs between 250-500 gms.

Arrival pattern in market
Pomegranates are available almost throughout the year. With the adoption of bahar treatment its harvest can be tailored according to demand.

Details of arrival pattern of pomegranate according to bahar treatment:

S.No. Bahar Flowering Time Period of Harvest
1 Mrig June-August November-March
2 Hasta October- November February-May
3 Ambe January-February June - August

Description of Commercially Grown Varieties
Domestic Strengths for Exporting Pomegranate

Domestic strengths for exporting pomegranate are given in the following points:-

  • India is the largest producer of pomegranates in the world.

  • Maximum cultivation of pomegranate is in states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh & other states also suitable for its natural climate.


Pomegranate