Bael fruit, with its sweet and aromatic taste, is available in different varieties, such as Bengal Quince, Wood Apple, and Golden Apple, grown in specific regions of India.
Orissa, a major bael production state in India, contributes 15% of total production. Key districts include Cuttack, Puri, Khurda and Ganjam, known for organic cultivation using traditional methods.
Another important bael production state, Jharkhand, produces about 12% of the total bael fruits in the country. Trees thrive in diverse landscapes, and farmers enrich the soil with cow dung and vermicompost.
Madhya Pradesh, India's third largest bael producer, cultivates bael in Gwalior, Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, and Ujjain districts using drip irrigation and mulching for water conservation.
Producing 8% of India's bael fruits, Haryana's bael cultivation thrives in Hisar, Rohtak, Karnal, Sonipat, and Faridabad districts with sandy loam and clay loam soils, utilizing bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides.
Chhattisgarh, the fifth largest bael production state, accounts for 7% of India's fruits. Cultivated using organic farming practices and indigenous knowledge, bael trees thrive in hilly and tribal areas.