5 Natural Fruits Grown in India in Large Quantity.

September 11, 2020 By Poonam Kushwaha

India is the largest producer of Fruits in the world and is known as fruit basket of world.

The major fruits grown in India are: 

  1. Mangoes
  2. Grapes
  3. Apples
  4. Oranges
  5. Guavas

Mangoes

Fruits

Mango is grown almost in all the states of India. Uttar Pradesh tops the list of mango producing states. Other major producing states are Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bihar and Gujarat.

Here is a list of types of mangoes grown in India:

  • Alphonso Mangoes – Ratnagiri, Maharashtra.
  • Kesar Mangoes – Junagadh, Gujarat.
  • Dasheri Mangoes – Lucknow and Malihabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Himsagar and Kishan Bhog Mangoes – Murshidabad, West Bengal.
  • Chausa Mangoes – Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Badami Mangoes – North Karnataka.

Grapes:

Grapes Fruit

Maharashtra is the India’s largest producer of grapes and Nashik also know as Wine Capital of India, leads the list of grape producing areas in Maharashtra followed by Sangli, Satara and Ahmednagar.

Largest Grapes Producing States of India are below:

  • Karnataka.
  • Tamil Nadu.
  • Andhra Pradesh.
  • Mizoram.
  • Punjab.
  • Haryana.
  • Madhya Pradesh.

Apples:

Apple fruit

In India, Apple is primarily cultivated in Jammu & Kashmir; Himachal Pradesh; hills of Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal. It is also cultivated to a small extent in Arunachal Pradesh; Nagaland; Punjab and Sikkim.

Best Apple Varieties in India:

  • Ambri Apple.
  • McIntosh apple.
  • Granny Smith.
  • Golden Delicious.
  • Honeycrisp.
  • Sunehari.
  • Lal Ambri.
  • Chaubattia Anupam.

Oranges:

Fruits

India’s orange season varies by region. In the north, orange season is from December to February; in the South, the season is notably longer from October through March. Central and western India’s season is November through January, as well as March through May.

Oranges are mostly grown in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Rajasthan, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Karnataka.

Guavas:

Fruits

Guava (Psidium guajava) is one of the important commercial fruits in India. It is the fourth most important fruit after mango, banana and citrus. Guava is native to tropical America where it occurs wild. It was introduced in India in the seventeen century.

In India, the guava is grown in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The guava is a very hardy tree and it is grown with a less inputs. It is rich source of vitamin C, pectin and minerals. The fruits are also used to make products like jam, jelly, cheese, juice, nectar, etc.

The varieties of guava grown in India are:

  • Sardar
  • Allahabad Safeda
  • Lalit
  • Pant Prabhat
  • Dhareedar
  • Arka Mridula
  • Khaja (Bengal Safeda)
  • Chittidar
  • Harij

Eating fruit provides health benefits — people who eat more fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Fruits provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body. Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories.

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