Grape (Vitis vinifera) is grown from temperate to warm regions; however, hot and dry climate is
ideal. Indian grapes come in varied characteristics namely coloured, white, seeded, unseeded,
large and small berries. Indian grapes are successfully grown at and above 250 mean sea level.
Modern packhouse facility with automatic forced air system for precooling is available in all the
commercial production areas.Traceability system is maintained for the product tracking.
Extensive Residue Monitoring plan for monitoring the pesticide residues in grapes is
implemented for consumer safety.
More than 20 varieties are under cultivation in India. However, only a dozen are commercially
grown. They can be grouped under following 4 categories based on colour and seeds.
|Coloured Seeded||Bangalore Blue, Gulabi (Muscat)|
|Coloured Seedless||Beauty Seedless and Sharad Seedless|
|White Seeded||Anab-e-Shahi, Dilkhush (clone of Anab-e-Shahi)|
|White Seedless||Perlette, Pusa Seedless, Thompson Seedless, and its clones Tas-A-Ganesh, Sonaka and Manik Chaman|
Currently, Thompson Seedless is the ruling grape variety occupying 55% of the area with its
clones. Bangalore Blue occupies approximately 15% of the total area while Anab-e-Shahi and
Dilkhush (15%), Sharad Seedless (5%), Perlette (5%) and Gulabi and Bhokri together (5%)