Bhagwa is the major cultivar of India which occupied first position in its production. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh are the leading states in this variety cultivation. Bhagwa is the highly productive variety with large fruit size of distinct deep saffron color. Its arils are deep red color. It has 65 – 80% juice and 15 – 25% seeds; 20-30% peel forms. This variety is the good source of antioxidant.
ADVANTAGES OF TISSUE CULTURE:
– True to the type
– High market value
– Healthy and virus and nematode free at the time of supply
– Authenticated variety
– Bacterial blight is the major disease caused in the grafted and air layered
plants whereas the tissue culture planting material are disease free.