Sweet/Mandarin (Kinnow) Plant
In India, citrus fruits ranks third in production after banana and mango. Among citrus crops, mandarin orange (Kinnow mandarin, Nagpur, Khasi, Darjling) covers largest area followed by sweet orange(Musambi, Pineapple, Blood Red and Jaffa) andAcid lime. Among these, Kinnow mandarin bears highest place in production, productivity, juice content and fruit quality. In India, Kinnow is being grown in Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Utter Pradesh.
The interest of farmers in adoption of Kinnow cultivation is increasing day by day due to suitable agro-climatic conditions, higher crop yield and demand in the international market.
Nutrient Status of Kinnow
|Average Vitamin C (mg/100ml juice)||31.0|
|Calcium (mg/ 100 ml)||40.0|
|Iron (mg/ 100 ml)||0.4|
|Phosphorus (mg/ 100 ml)||18.0|
|Average TSS (%)||11.5|
|Average Acidity (%)||0.9|
|Average TSS/acid ratio||12.0 – 14.0 : 1|