Yesterday, a consignment of Tripura’s ‘Queen’ variety of pineapples was shipped by air for New Delhi markets. The Directorate of Horticulture and Soil Conservation from the government of Tripura facilitated in sending 400 kgs of ‘Queen’ pineapples to Safal, Mother Dairy in New Delhi.
The ‘Queen’ pineapple is a GI-tagged fruit. The fruit was sourced from Krishak Veej Kalyan Producer Company, Mohanbhog block, Sepahijala Tripura.
Tripura grows an estimated 1.28 metric tons of pineapple every year across 8,800 hectares of land. The productivity of pineapple per hectare is 18.73 tons which are higher than the national average of 15.80 tons. Notably, the production of ‘Queen’ variety pineapples in Sepahijala district holds the record for the highest yield per hectare. The records say that more than 4,000 growers are actively involved in the cultivation of Tripura’s state fruit.