Friday, October 7, 2022


APPLES FROM KINNAUR ( HP) Kashmir apple is going to face some tough competition within the country . Now a new variety of apple from Kinnaur , Himachal that is sweet , juicy and has better shelf life has started capturing the market in many cities like Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Lucknow. In Panchkula ,I bought and tasted this apple recently. I am not referring to the traditional Kulu or Manali variety . I say about the red variety of Kinnaur apple with thick skin that is gradually becoming the most sought after variety in some cities now. At 120 rupees per kg, this apple is giving a tough competition to the imported varieties as well . A fruit vendor in sector 20, Panchkula told me this:- " I had been selling Californian or Chinese apples to the residents of this housing colony . Since last year, I only sell Kinnaur and Kashmiri delicious apples. But the demand for Kinnaur is expanding day after day . I have repeat customers. It looks like a variety of imported Californian apple . It is sweet and then free from wax coating and very cheap. I have sold about 45 boxes this September month upto 17th . Early delicious from Kashmir is good but it turns dry and juiceless later . I was told in fruit Mandi that one more variety of Kinnauri apple shall be rolled in markets by Himachal government next year. " In Panchkula, a doctor from Himachal Pradesh told me this:- "Apples from Kinnaur are known for their natural sweetness, color, succulence, and prolonged shelf life. These are grown at an altitude of over 9,000 feet. You must taste some popular varieties of Kinnaur apples like Royal, Golden, Red Golden, Red Delicious, and Scarlet Spur." Let us know that about 7500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world and 100 varieties of apples are grown commercially in the United States of America alone . ( Avtar Mota) Creative Commons License
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