More Details about The Pomegranate

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Author(s)M K Sheikh
BindingHard Cover
Publish YearJanuary 2015


Pomegranate cultivation is one of the most remunerative farming enterprises in India. It is grown in Maharashtra, Karnataka. Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat on a large scale. The total pomegranate production in the world is 10 lakh tonnes. India produces 5 lakh tonnes but exports only 5000 tonnes, whereas Spain produces 1 lakh tonnes and exports 75,000 tonnes and their export ends by December. India has the scope to export from January to June to European countries. Farmers of pomegranate are advised to take Hasta Bahar flowering by pruning in August and harvesting in March, to prevent bacterial blight (Xanthomonas axonopodis cv. Punicae) problem. The book covers all aspects viz., soil, water, climate, propagation, varieties, the establishment of a garden, pruning, pest and disease, nutrition, value-added products, wine-making, etc.