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Current Category » Vegetable Production - Olericulture

Present Status of Fruit Growing

The country well as Maharashtra possess a diversified soil and climatic condition and holds a pride place with regard to production of tropical to temperate fruit with more or less perfection. Southern states having tropical climate grow successfully many tropical fruits like coconut , areca nut, cashewnunt, spices, among while northern states like Kashmir , himachal Pradesh, northern Paris of Punjab and U.P, kulu valley, kumao hills and Nilgiri and Palni hills in south having temperate climate grown successfully many temperate fruits like apple, pear, peaches, plumes etc.

A variety of such tropical fruits are grown in Maharashtra. The area under fruits in Maharashtra in 1986- 87 was 115000 ha having total production of 1901450 tons of 16.48 tons/ ha the area under fruits in Maharashtra of 1989-90 is as under.

Area Under Fruits in Maharashtra of 1989-90:

Sr. No

Name of fruit

Area(ha)

01

Banana

53087

02

Mandarin orange

36888

03

Mango

23032

04

Cashew nut

14448

05

Grapes

14079

06

Kagzi lime

6940

07

Coconut

6625

08

Pomegranate

6424

09

Sweet orange

5677

10

Guava

4511

11

Sapota

2424

12

Areca nut

1818

13

Custard apple

1745

14

Ber

1656

15

Papaya

1512

16

Fig

333

17

Other fruit

2300

Total

=

184129Ha

 

Current Category » Vegetable Production - Olericulture