is one of the important fruit crops commercially grown
in Maharashtra. The area under this crop is 93,500
hectares with the production of 6,01,500 MT. The
varieties that are grown
commercially includes Ganesh, G-137 and Mridula.
The varieties such as Bhagawa and Phule Arakta have been
recommended and released respectively for cultivation in
Maharashtra state by Rahuri Agril University and
Director of Horticulture, Government of Maharashtra .