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Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is grown in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The total area under cultivation of pomegranate in India is 107.00 thousand ha and production is around 743.00 thousands tons.

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. In India, pomegranate is commercially cultivated in Solapur, Sangli, Nasik, Ahmednagar, Pune, Dhule, Aurangabad, Satara, Osmanabad and Latur districts of Maharashtra; Bijapur, Belgaum and Bagalkot districts of Karnataka and to a smaller extent in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Indian Scenario

Accoridng to the data published by National Horticulture Board of India there is a undersized decrease in the area of pomegranate cultivation in India from 109.00 thousand ha in 2008-09 to 107.00 thousand ha in 2010-11; similarly, the production has decreased from 807.00 thousand tons to 743.00 thousand tons during the same period.

The total production of pomegranate is concentrated mainly in the Western Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan in India. Maharashtra is the leading State with 82 thousands hactor area under pomegranate cultivation, followed by Karnataka and Gujarat with 13.6 thousand ha and 5.8 thousand ha respectively, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu stood at fourth and fifth position with. 2.8 and 0.5 thousand ha of pomegranate cultivation in India.

Description of Commercially Grown Varieties:

Ganesh: This variety has pinkish yellow to reddish yellow rind colour, having light pink arils and soft seeds. Fruit weighs between 225-250 gms with medium T.S.S.

Bhagwa: The fruit is glossy red in colour with soft seeds and high T.S.S.

Ruby: The fruit skin is red in colour and weighs between 225-275 gms. The grains are soft, having high T.S.S.

Arakta: Fruits are dark red in colour with soft seeds and with high T.S.S.



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Harvesting Season of Crop in Leading States:

Harvest season of pomegranate is depicted below (in 12 months). Because of adopting a number of bahar treatments, pomegranate in Maharashtra and Gujarat states is available throughout the year.



pomegranate availability in india

 

Concentrated pockets of Pomegranate in India:

State
Districts
Maharashtra
Solapur, Nasik, Sangli, Ahmadnagar, Pune , Satara
Karnataka
Bijapur, Bagalkot, Belgaum
Gujarat
Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad, Sabar Kantha
Andhra Pradesh
Anantpur

 

Details of grade designation and sizing of pomegranate as per AGMARK standard:

Grade Designation
Grade Requirements
Grade Tolerances
1
2
3
Extra class
Pomegranate in this class must be of superior quality. They must have the shape, development and colouring that are typical of the variety and/or commercial type. They must be free of defects, with the exception of very slight superficial defects, provided these do not affect the general appearance of the produce, the quality, the keeping quality and presentation in the package.
5% by number or weight of omegranates not satisfying the requirements of the grade, but meeting those of class I grade or, exceptionally, coming within the tolerances of that
grade.
Class I
Pomegranates in this class must be of good quality. They must be characteristics of the variety and/or commercial type. The following slight defects may be allowed, provided these do not affect the general appearance of the produce, the quality, the keeping quality and presentation in the package.
– a slight defect in shape.
– a slight defect in colouring;
– slight skin defects(i.e. scratches,scars,scraps and blemishes) not exceeding 5% of the total surface area
10% by number or weight of pomegranates not satisfying the requirements of the class, but meeting those of class II or, exceptionally, coming within the tolerances of that grade.
Class II
This class includes pomegranates which do not qualify for inclusion in higher classes, but satisfy the minimum requirements. Following defects may be there provided the pomegranates retain their essential characteristics as regard the quality, the keeping quality and presentation:
– defects in shape;
– defects in colouring
– skin defects(i.e., scratches ,scars, scrapes and blemishes), not exceeding 10% of the total surface area
10% by number or weight of pomegranates not satisfying the requirements of the grade, but meeting the minimum requirements.

 

Details of sizing in Pomegranate Fruits:

Size Code
Weight in grams (minimum)
Diameter in mm (minimum)
A 400 90
B 350 80
C 300 70
D 250 60
E 200 50



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