Nursery Vegetables

Apricot


This fleshy and juicy fruit is widely cultivated in Uttarakhand, and it is a popular fruit too. It is rich is beta-carotene, iron, potassium, and anti-oxidants and therefore a healthy choice. The bright yellow-red colour is a treat for the eyes too.

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Peach


Peaches are also called stone fruits because they have a shell of hard wood around their seed, called a stone or a pit. The skin of a peach is an orange or yellow color, and it is covered in small hairs called peach fuzz. A peach without the fuzz is usually called a nectarine.

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Kaafal


This fruit resembles deep-red raspberries but it has negligible pulp as the most space is taken up by the big round seed inside. It is a tasty treat and popular amongst the hilly people. This extremely sour fruit (even when ripe) is taken with a sprinkle of rock-salt and chili powder.

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Walnuts


Uttarakhand has the temperate climate needed to grow walnuts. For this reason, the Horticulture Department of the state too is taking new measures to cultivate and promote the fruit for commercial cultivation.

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Pulm


This sour-sweet fruit is used for making jams and jellies. It is delicious even when raw. Plums are also eaten as dry fruit. This red berry has delicious juicy pulp and a hard seed at the centre. It is quite a common view in road-side fruit stalls of the hill-stations here. Ramgarh is known for the best plums.

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Pear


Pyrus communis, also known as pear, belongs to the Rosacea family. Pears have a characteristic shape, with a round and wide bottom and a tapering top. They come in different colors like green, brown, red and yellow. Read on further to know some of the popular benefits of this tropical fruit.

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Malta


Maltese: a small and highly colored variety, generally thought to have originated in Italy as a mutation and cultivated there for centuries. It also is grown extensively in southern Spain and Malta.The fruit is enriched with vitamin C and is suggested as a substitute for other citrus fruits.

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Large Lemon


Ponderosa lemon is not widely grown commercially, but it is commonly grown as an ornamental plant. In areas where the winter's cold may damage the plant, they are grown in containers. In such cases they are usually grafted to dwarf rootstocks to help maintain a smaller, more manageable size.

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Hisalu


It is quite popular amongst the locals. This bright yellow coloured fruit is abundant both in Kumaon and Garhwal regions and it tastes amazingly sweet! It ripens during March-April, available mostly in and around Nainital, Bhimtal, Almora and can be purchased from the fruit-sellers by the road-side stalls.

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Emblica


The tree is small to medium in size, reaching 1–8 m (3 ft 3 in 26 ft 3 in) in height. The branchlets are not glabrous or finely pubescent, 10 – 20 cm (3.9, 7.9 in) long, usually deciduous; the leaves are simple, subsessile and closely set along branchlets, light green, resembling pinnate leaves. The flowers are greenish-yellow. The fruit is nearly spherical, light greenish yellow, quite smooth and hard on appearance, with six vertical stripes or furrows.

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Apple


Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. This article provides a nutritional profile of the fruit and its possible health benefits.

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