Pomegranate ‘SUPER BHAGWA’
‘SUPER BHAGWA’ is an elite pomegranate (Anar); a highly productive variety with large fruit size, red skin color and deep red arils.
Pomegranate is a high value crop with high nutritive and medicinal properties, being rich in very high in potassium, vitamin C and anti-oxidants. ‘Super Bhagwa’ is a product of Rahuri Agricultural University. A high value variety, preferred by growers in the major pomegranate growing areas in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat and Karnataka. The company adopts a micro-cutting based macro-propagation methodology for rapid clonal propagation of pomegranate which offers a high multiplication rate comparable to the tissue culture mediated micropropagation. This methodology is closer to the conventional horticultural practice of clonal propagation with better assurance of clonal fidelity. Macro-propagated pomegranate does not show extended juvenility which may be an issue during continuous micropropagation. This variety is well suited for the topography and agro-climate of arid and semi-arid regions with high value market and export potential.