have originated from Iran. Its is cultivated in Spain,
Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, Japan, Russia,
America, and India. Maharashtra State is the leading producer of
pomegranates in India. In India more than 0.1 million
hectares of area is under pomegranate cultivation
Maharashtra pomegranate is cultivated in the districts
of Solapur, Nasik, Ahemadnagar, Pune, Sangli, Dhule, Latur, Usmanabad, Jalna, Parbhani, Aurangabad, Beed and Satara.
Vaireties are Ganesh, Phule Arakta, Mridula, &
Bhagwa. The fruits are available for exports mainly from
July to September.