Potential of Temperate Fruit Crops in Northeastern States of India


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  • M K Verma ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar–191 132, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Wasim Hassan Raja ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar–191 132, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Javid Iqbal Mir ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar–191 132, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Sudhakar NR ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar–191 132, Jammu and Kashmir
  • Vishal Mehetre ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar–191 132, Jammu and Kashmir

Abstract

The Northeastern Himalayan (NEH) region of India is one of the potential horticultural ecosystems that has enormous temperate fruits and the entire range of fruit crops grown in the tropical, subtropical and temperate regions. The areas have tropical climate with high rain fall and moderate temperature regimes. However, the higher altitudes of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur
have ideal soil and climatic conditions and have great scope for temperate fruits. These areas receive moderate to high chill units during winter season. Therefore, apple is grown nearly on the top of the hills and other fruits like stone fruits, walnut, kiwi, strawberry and persimmon are grown in the mid-hills successfully. The area under temperate fruit cultivation is very limited inspite of the ideal soil and climatic conditions and the availability of low chill temperate fruit and nut crops. Therefore, adoption of technological innovations in Northeastern states have potential for area expansion in the region.

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2024-02-14

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2024-02-15

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Verma, M. K., Raja, W. H., Mir, J. I., NR, S., & Mehetre, V. (2024). Potential of Temperate Fruit Crops in Northeastern States of India. Indian Horticulture, 68(6), 30-34. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IndHort/article/view/148499