Top 4 Walnut Production States in India
Posted - May 30, 2023
Common walnut varieties cultivated in India include Kashmir Budded, Franquette, Gobind, Wilson, and Placentia, each with distinct characteristics and market demands.
Walnuts provide numerous health benefits, including being a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids and supporting heart health, brain function, weight management, and the immune system.
Jammu and Kashmir, India's leading walnut state, produces high-quality varieties, exports to UAE, France, Germany, and New Zealand, and covers 89,000 hectares with 258,730 tonnes of production.
Himachal Pradesh, the second largest walnut producer, offers medium-sized nuts with thin shells and smooth kernels, including varieties like Wilson, Eureka, and Placentia.
With a production of 18,930 tonnes (2021-22), Uttarakhand is the third largest state in walnut production, known for its medium-sized nuts. Chakrata Selections is one of the widely grown cultivars.
Arunachal Pradesh, the fourth largest state in walnut production, offers small to medium-sized nuts, including popular varieties like CITH Walnut-2, -3, and -4, alongside diverse horticultural crops.