POMEGRANTE

fresh pomegranates

Bhagwa variety of Pomegranate is a highly productive variety with large fruit size of distinct deep Saffron colour. Its arils are of deep red colour and enjoy very high market demand. This variety is very suitable for Exports as well. Pomegranate is one of the important fruit crops commercially grown in Maharashtra. The area under this crop is 1.25 lac hectares & growing. It is less susceptible to fruit spots and thrips, the thick skin gives it a longer shelf life. Hence, the variety is the most popular table variety both in the domestic and export market. The size of the fruit ranges from 300 – 400 gms.

fresh pomegranates

Packaging Types

Domestic Market
10 Kg Corrugated Box
Export Market
3.5 Kg Box
3 Kg Box

POMEGRANTE

fresh arils

It is truly one of nature's most unique type of fruit. A good nutrient value fruit is very tasty and best anti-oxidant. These juicy treats are full of flavor and nutrition. Fresh Pomegranate Arils are ready to use in salads and recipes or can be enjoyed straight out of the pack. Available in convenient containers with different sizes.

fresh arils

All natural, No additives or Preservatives

Good Source of Vitamin C

High in Potassium and Fibre

Rich in Antioxidants

Supports Brain Health

Available throughout the year

AVAILABILITY

throughout
the year

Pomegranate is currently ranked 10th in terms of fruit consumed annually in the world. India is the only country in the world where pomegranate is available throughout the year i.e. from January to December. It is cultivated in 3 seasons (Ambe bahar, Mrig bahar and Hasth bahar) in Deccan plateau of India.


India is endowed with wide agro climatic conditions that offer immense scope for cultivation of various kinds of fruit crops. This provides an excellent platform for the country to emerge as a leading producer of fruit crop.

Varieties oF

Indian pomegranates

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

Fruits are dark red in colour with soft seeds and with high T.S.S.

Criteria & description OF

pomegranate grades

Details of grade designation & sizing of pomegranate as per AGMARK standard

Grade Designation Grade REQUIREMENT Grade TOLRENCE
1
2
3
Extra Class Pomegranate in this class must be of superior quality. They must have the shape, development and colouring that are typical of the variety and/or commercial type. They must be free of defects, with the exception of very slight superficial defects, provided these do not affect the general appearance of the produce, the quality, the keeping quality and presentation in the package. 5% by number or weight of pomegranates not satisfying the requirements of the grade, but meeting those of class I grade or, exceptionally, coming within the tolerances of that grade.
Class I Pomegranates in this class must be of good quality. They must be characteristics of the variety and/or commercial type. The following slight defects may be allowed, provided these do not affect the general appearance of the produce, the quality, the keeping quality and presentation in the package. - A slight defect in shape. - A slight defect in colouring; - Slight skin defects(i.e. scratches,scars,scraps and blemishes) not exceeding 5% of the total surface area. 10% by number or weight of pomegranates not satisfying the requirements of the class, but meeting those of class II or, exceptionally, coming within the tolerances of that grade.
Class II This class includes pomegranates which do not qualify for inclusion in higher classes, but satisfy the minimum requirements. Following defects may be there provided the pomegranates retain their essential characteristics as regard the quality, the keeping quality and presentation:

- defects in shape;
- defects in colouring
- skin defects(i.e., scratches ,scars, scrapes and blemishes), not exceeding 10% of the total surface area
10% by number or weight of pomegranates not satisfying the requirements of the grade, but meeting the minimum requirements.

Calendar

High    Medium Low
January - March
April - June
July - December

PROVISIONS

concerning sizing

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

SIZE CODE WIGHT IN GRAMS ( Minimum ) Diameter in mm (minimum)
A 400 90
B 350 80
C 300 70
D 250 60
E 200 50