Top 5 Strawberry Production States in India
Posted - Jun 15, 2023
In India, strawberries, a hill crop, flourish in diverse climatic conditions, primarily cultivated in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Himachal Pradesh.
Himachal Pradesh leads strawberry production in India with its scenic beauty and favourable climate. Major districts like Solan, Shimla, Mandi, Kullu, and Kangra grow popular varieties.
Producing around 3.28 thousand tonnes annually, Uttar Pradesh is a populous state that successfully cultivated strawberries in regions like Nainital, Almora, Dehradun and Haridwar.
Maharashtra, the largest strawberry-producing state in India, accounts for 85% of the total production, yielding popular varieties like Sweet Charlie, Winter Dawn, Kesar, and Interlaken.
Growing common varieties such as Chandler, Tioga, Fern, and Oso Grande, West Bengal, an emerging prominent strawberry-producing state in eastern India.
With an annual production of 0.53 thousand tonnes, Punjab is known for its agricultural prowess and contributes to strawberry production using advanced farming techniques.