Punica granatum cultivar
"Kessari, Red Daini, Matani, Shendari, Ashtagandha, Jai Maharashra"
Sweet, soft seeded.
This variety bears top quality and good looking fruits with light red, glossy skin. The arils are ruby-red. It is sweet tasting and juicy. It is one of the most important commercial varieties in India. Fruit is medium sized 300-350 grams.
Mid March to April
Eating, juicing and exporting.
Height and spread: +3m x+3m
*It is excellent for export because of the high quality of the fruit.
*It has good storage capability of 2-3 month if refrigerated.
*It is very sensitive to frost and should only be planted in warmer areas of the country.
*Very susceptible to leaf curling mites but shows good resistance against black spot.
*Recommended for humid areas.
*It is almost evergreen in frost free areas.
*A bushy, spreading plant and has a moderate growth rate.
*One of the best varieties for sub-tropical regions.