Maharashtra is the leading producer of pomegranate (anar) plants 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 Pomegranate Varieties
Showing the varietal characteristics of commercially grown Pomegranates Trees.
|This variety of pomegranate or anar plants 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.
|The fruit skin is red in color and weighs between 225-275 gms. The grains are soft, having high T.S.S.
|Fruits are dark red in color with soft seeds and with high T.S.S.
|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:
|Period of Harvest
|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
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