Pomegranate

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.

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Variety or Type Pomegranates Fresh Pomegranate
Quality Available B Grade, C Grade, A Grade
Application Human consumption and Medicine
Packaging Type Available Carton, Crate, Wood Box, Thermocol Box, Corrugated Box, Pouch, Punnet, Plastic Crates
Color Red
Packaging Size Available 50 Kg, 10 Kg, 5 Kg, 20 Kg, 3Kg
Size 100gms, 15gms, 200gms, 250gms, 300gms
Specialty Export Quality
Availability All Over the Year
Is It Imported Non Imported
Is It Organic Organic and inorganic both available
Place OF Origin Nashik, Ahmednagar and Sangli area of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka
Minimum Order Quantity 1x20ft Container for Export and 2 Tons for Domestic

Description of Commercially Grown Varieties:

Variety/ Type Characteristics
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.
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.
Bhagwa The fruit is glossy red in colour with soft seeds and high T.S.S.

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.

-Lean Period -Peak Period -Throughout Year
STATE/UT’S JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Maharashtra
Karnataka
Andhra Pradesh
Gujarat

Arrival pattern in market

Pomegranates are available almost throughout the year. With the adoption of bahar treatment it’s 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

Provision Concerning Sizing

Size is determined by the weight or maximum diameter of the equatorial section of the fruit, in accordance with the following table:

Details of arrival pattern of pomegranate according to bahar treatment

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

Storage

Temperature: 5 - 7°C
Relative Humidity: 90 - 95%
Storage Period: 2 - 3 months

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