DMPQ Premium- Discuss the important horticulture crops produced in Madhya pradesh.

. Madhya Pradesh is producing about 19.77 m MT of horticulture produce from an area of 1.20 m ha. and accounts for 7.1% of total horticulture production of the country. Major horticulture crops are as follows:

Banana 

Madhya Pradesh is the sixth largest banana producing state and accounts for 5.8% of the total production of the country. State is producing about 1.70 m MT of banana from an area of about 0.03 m. ha. with the productivity of 66.0 t/ha which is the highest among banana producing states in the country.

Citrus fruits    

Madhya Pradesh is the third largest citrus producing state and accounts for 11.1% of the total production in the country. State is producing 1.24 m MT of citrus from an area of 0.07 m ha. with the productivity of 3 t/ha. Madhya Pradesh is the second leading producer of orange mandarin after Punjab and accounts for 26% of the total production of orange mandarin in the country.

Guava 

Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the leader in production of guava overtaking Maharashtra and accounts for 22.9% of the total production of Guava in the country. State produces 0.84 m MT of Guava from an area of 0.02 m ha having productivity of 37.6 MT ha. which is the highest among ghava producing states in the country.

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