Sapota Profile

Sapota (Achras zapota L.) popularly known as chikoo is an evergreen, growing and flowering almost throughout the year. It is adaptable to a variety of soil and agroclimatic conditions. Sapota flourishes in heavy-rainfall areas of western and southern India. But it grows equally well in the drier region of the Peninsular India. The fruit is a native of Mexico and other tropical countries of South America.    Read more ›

Banana Profile

Banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) is most popular and main fruit in the international trade. It is producing about 130 countries in the world and India, Ecuador, Brazil and China alone producing half of total bananas. Around 98 per cent of banana production is grown in developing countries.    Read more ›

Pineapple Profile

The Pineapple (Ananus comosus L.) Merr., Bromeliaceae) originates from tropical south America and is now cultivated worldwide in the tropics between 250N ans S. However, there are individual regions of production at higher latitudes (330S), e.g. east London in South Africa.    Read more ›