Orchards

Fruit farming an extremely important sector in horticulture, as fruits are not only delicious but contain many nutrients which are necessary for human health. Fruit farming is a highly profitable business preposition if done by technically qualified and experienced professionals.

India, being the second largest producer of fruits in the world, has diverse climates and soil for setting up of fruit orchards providing ample opportunities for the development of fruit industry and also to produce sufficient fruit to feed the ever-increasing human population.

Once a tree is established, it can provide a large yield of fruit year after year for decades, requiring little human input when compared to the growing, planting, weeding, watering, pest control involved in annual vegetables.

Establishment of an orchard is a long term process, which starts giving yield after a period of 3 to 5 years, requiring very critical planning, and expertise in its implementation.

Prium Agro undertakes setting up of an orchard, right from the raw land till it bears fruit, by preparing the land, planning density of trees for optimum production, sowing the seeds, taking care of the plants, maintenance in the gestation period, and finally yield of the fruits.

With expert guidance from our qualified agriculturists, and ground implementation by trained and experienced staff, we ensure that our orchards give optimum yield of best quality fruits.

Since Prium is presently establishing Orchards in the state of Madhya Pradesh, you can choose from any one of the following fruit varieties or a combination thereof.

Mango

Popularly referred to as ‘King of Fruits’, Mango is native to South Asia, with India as its largest producer followed by China. Being a rich source of Vitamin C, Mango is extremely popular due to its wide range of adaptability, high nutritive value, richness in variety, delicious taste and excellent flavour.

The fruit is consumed when ripe, while raw mangoes are used for preparing various traditional products like amchur, pickle, murabba, chutney, panhe (sharabat), raw slices in brine, as well as Jam, Squash, Pulp, Nectar etc.

Many varieties of fresh Mangoes, including Alphonso, Dashehari, Kesar, Banganapalli, are exported from India to the Gulf countries, Europe, France, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore etc, while mango products in canned form are exported to UK, USA, EU, Russia etc.

Citrus Fruits

Citrus is an important fruit crop, with Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, and Sweet Lime being its most important categories. It is mainly known for its pulp and juice throughout the world. In India, citrus is the third largest fruit crop after Banana and Mango.

An excellent source of Vitamin C, a nutrient that strengthens the immune system, Citrus fruits also have other vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and copper have health benefits, like anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

These fruits have low cultivation and maintenance cost and are in demand throughout the year. Around 60% of the produce goes into making of Juice, Squash and other canned products which are regularly consumed in India and are also exported to many countries.

Pomegranate (Anaar)

The Pomegranate is one of the commercially important fruit crops of India, as the country ranks first in its cultivation in the world. The major pomegranate producing states are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Rajasthan.

Globally recognised as ‘Super Food’, Pomegranate is nutritious, rich in minerals, vitamins, and proteins, and is one of the most favourite table fruits. It is also used for the preparation of processed products like juice, syrup, squash, jelly, anar rub, juice concentrates, carbonated cold-drinks, anar dana tablets, acids, etc.

The Indian pomegranate production is growing by 20 to 25% every year, as demand is on the rise, both at domestic level and in the export market. Since India produces pomegranates throughout the year, hence its production basket is empirically larger than other countries.

Besides huge domestic demand of Pomegranates, India exports the fruit as well as its products to many countries like UAE, Netherlands, Russia, Germany, France, USA etc.

Papaya

Papaya cultivation in India is a very profitable and relatively safe agriculture business. Globally, India leads the world in papaya production followed by Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, China, Thailand and Philippines.

Papaya, a delicious fruit rich in vitamin C, is a tropical fruit and is highly a valuable medicinal ingredient. It can be cultivated for vegetable, fruit, latex and dry leaves.

Papaya is available throughout the year, and besides being eaten as a vegetable and a fruit, papain, an enzyme prepared from the dried latex of its raw fruits, is used in meat tendering, manufacturing chewing gum, cosmetics, degumming silk and to give shrink resistance to wool. It also finds use in pharmaceutical industries, textiles, garment, cleaning paper and adhesive manufacturing, sewage disposal and so on.

Being a highly productive crop and easy to grow, Papaya is cultivated widely in India, Mainly in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Orissa, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, and is exported primarily to the Gulf Nations.

Aonla (Amla)

Aonla (Amla), or Indian Gooseberry, is indigenous to Indian sub-continent. India ranks first in the world in area and production of this crop, mainly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu etc.

The fruit is a good source of vitamin C, and has great medicinal value, with acrid, cooling, diuretic and laxative properties. Dried fruits are useful in haemorrhages, diarrhea, dysentery, anaemia, jaundice, dyspepsia and cough. Aonla is used in the indigenous medicines (Aurvedic system) viz. trifla and chavanprash. The fruit is commonly used for making murabbas, pickles, candy, jelly and jam. Besides fruits, leaves, bark and even seeds are being used for various purposes.

Domestic consumers provide major market to Aonla. Increasing health consciousness among people as well as growing popularity of alternate medicine and herbal products is enhancing the requirement of Aonla, both in domestic and international markets.

Apple Ber

Apple Ber is an ancient and indigenous fruit of India, China and Malaysia region. The fruits are very nutritious and are rich in vitamin C, A & B complex, having a host of health benefits including better digestion, inducing sleep, chronic constipation relief, soothing anxiety, regulating blood pressure etc.

It is one of the most common fruit trees of India and is cultivated practically all over the country, and yielding fruit in the spring season. Ber fruits can be within the reach of the poor people and hence known as Poor Man’s fruit.

Among the fruit trees, Ber cultivation requires perhaps the least inputs and care. It gives good production even without irrigation and can be grown as a rainfed crop in semi-arid and arid regions. The tree can, therefore give assured income even under marginal growing conditions and provides nutritious food at very low cost. The fruit is dried and is used as a dessert fruit. It can also be preserved as a candied fruit.

Banana

Banana is the second most important fruit crop in India next to mango. Its year round availability, affordability, varietal range, taste, nutritive and medicinal value makes it the favourite fruit among all classes of people. It is mainly grown in the sates of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Banana is a very popular fruit due to its low price and high nutritive value, consumed in fresh or cooked form both as ripe and raw fruit. It is a rich source of carbohydrate and vitamins, particularly vitamin B, and is also a good source of potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium.

The fruit is easy to digest, free from fat and cholesterol. Banana powder is used as the first baby food. Regular consumption of Banana helps in reducing risk of heart diseases and is recommended for patients suffering from high blood pressure, arthritis, ulcer, gastroenteritis and kidney disorders.

Processed products, such as chips, banana puree, jam, jelly, juice, wine and halwa can be made from the fruit. The tender stem, which bears the inflorescence is extracted by removing the leaf sheaths of the harvested pseudostem and used as vegetable. Banana fibre is used to make items like bags, pots and wall hangers. Rope and good quality paper can be prepared from banana waste, while its leaves are used as healthy and hygienic eating plates.