Cashew is an average-sized tropical evergreen tree from the Anacardiaceae family. This tree is generally cultivated for its curved edible seeds. The Cashew Nuts exporter in India exports cashews to around 61 countries in the world. The combined value of the total Cashew Nuts export from India is around 41.64 USD million. The top five trading partners for the Indian Cashew Nuts exporter include Vietnam, USA, Malaysia, UAE and Norway. The Cashew Nuts export from India includes the export of many varieties of the product.
|Calories - 48 calories
Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
The Cashew Nuts import from India includes several varieties of the nuts including BPP-1, BPP-8, VRI-1 so on and so forth. The Cashew Nuts exporter in India exports premium quality of the nuts to various corners of the world. The export of Cashew includes the following major varieties.
This variety is a hybrid developed from the cross between Tree No.1 as the female parent and Tree No.273 as the male parent. The BPP-1 variety was released in 1980. The average yield of this variety is around 10 kg/tree. The Nuts are medium in size with a nut weight of about 5g and the shelling percentage of about 27.5.
The BPP-8 variety It is a hybrid variety from the cross of Tree No.1 x Tree No.39. This variety was released in 1993 for general cultivation in Andhra Pradesh. The BPP-8 variety has been performing well in Orissa and West Bengal. This variety is said to be superior to the other six varieties developed from Bapatla.
The VRI-1 variety is a selection from germplasm collected from Vazhi Sothanai Palayam in the South Arcot District of Tamil Nadu. This variety has a medium-sized tree which has a setting of 5 to 7 fruits per panicle. Released in 1981, the mean yield of VRI-1 is around 7.2 kg/tree under Vridhachalam conditions. The nut size of this variety is small with 5g nut weight and shelling percentage of about 28%.
Released in 1991, the VRI-3 is a selection from the seedling progeny of a high yielding tree collected from a village Edayanchavadi in the South Arcot District of Tamil Nadu. The average yield of VRI-3 is around 10 kg/tree. The nut size of this variety is medium with 7.2g nut weight and shelling percentage of about 29.1%.
The Bhuvaneshwar is a selection from the seedling progeny of WBDC V (Vengurla 36/3), a collection from Regional Fruit Research Station, Vengurla. Released in 1989, the flowering season for this variety is from January to March with a medium duration of 70 days. This variety has a cluster bearing habit with about 12 fruits per bunch.
The Balabhadra is an Early flowering (Dec-Feb) variety that has bold nuts with around 7.4 g nut weight. This variety gives an average nut yield of about 2.0 t/ha (10.0 kg/tree). This variety also possesses a high shelling percentage of about 30.0 %.
The Jhargram-1 is a selection from T.No.16 originally collected from Bapatla. Released in the year 1989, it has a medium compact canopy and intensive branching habit. It has on an average, 6 fruits per bunch and yields around 8.5 kg/tree with small nut size. The shelling percentage of this variety is around 30%.
The Jhargram-2 is a selection made from the seedling plantation of H-2/15 of Regional Research Station in West Bengal. This variety has a midseason flowering habit with 3-4 fruits per panicle. The average nut weight of this variety is about 9.2g with a kernel weight of 2.85g and shelling percentage of about 32%.
The Vengurla-1 is a selection from the germplasm collected from Ansur village in the Vengurla Tehsil of Maharashtra. Released in 1974, the average percentage of perfect flowers of this variety is about 8%. The average yield of Vengurla-1 is around 19 kg/tree. The nut weight of this variety is around 6.2g with a shelling percentage of 31.
The Vengurla-8 is a hybrid variety of Cashew Nuts released in 2001. This variety yields about 15-20 kg /tree. The Vengurla-8 has bold nuts with around 86 nuts/kg. The variety is a red apple variety and the juice recovery is 85%.
The Balli-2 is a variety developed and released in 1999 from the ICAR Research Complex in Goa. This is the first cashew variety released from Goa. The average yield of Balli-2 is 7.0 kg/tree with a nut weight of about 7.6 g and the shelling percentage of 30.0%.
The Tiswadi-3 variety was developed and released from the ICAR Research Complex, Goa in 2007. This variety is a selection from Ela village of Tiswadi taluk of North Goa District. The average yield of this variety is 5.5 kg/tree with a nut weight of around 9.4 g and the shelling percentage of around 29.25.