Pineapple is an important fruit crop in India which is originated in Brazil.
Pineapple is one of the most important fruit crops in the North Eastern hill region.
In Manipur, it occupies first position among fruits with respect to area and production.
It is a good source of vitamins & minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron etc. and it is also a good source of vitamin C & fibre – important for immune & digestive system.
Pineapple is grown in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, West Bengal, Kerala, Karnataka and Goa on a large scale while in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh grown0 on a small scale.
Soil and climate -
Pineapple can be cultivated in almost all types of soil but sandy loam soil is most suitable for its cultivation.
Light acidic soils with pH values between 5.5 and 6.0 are considered optimal for pineapple cultivation.
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