Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pineapple (Ananas comosus)

The major pineapple growing countries in the world are Brazil, Thailand, Philippines, Costa
Rica, China and India.

Pineapple is cultivated in India in North East, West Bengal, and Bihar in eastern side
and in Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra etc, to some extent, in western side.

Internationally acceptable cultivars like Kew or Giant Kew which is also called Cayenne
or Smooth Cayenne are grown extensively in India.

Agri Export Zone for promoting exports of pineapple has already been established in
North Bengal.

There are good prospects for cultivation of organic pineapples in Kodagu district of
Karnataka and Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra state.