Custard Apple

Custard Apple as Geographical Indication

  • Delicious gift of Balaghat ranges to the dry land Beed district, for more than four centuries
  • Hot and dry temperature, less rainfall of Ambajogai, Dharur  favourable for high yield custard apple
  • phenomenal sweet taste having high TSS value
  • high demand due to its sweet juicy and sugary pulp

Description of Custard Apple

  • Key features to identify the Beed custard apple
  • Perfect round shape
  • Attractive shiny green external fruit colour
  • pleasant texture and flavour
  • Distinct creamy white or yellowish color of inter-areolar wide space appearing on maturity

Proof Of Origin

  • Custard apple from Balaghat ranges near Beed district have created its identity and maintained its popularity for more than 400 years.
  • The historical evidences  found famous historical book “Ain-i-Akbari” wrote by Abul Fazi in Mughal Emperor period.
  • Introduced by the Portuguese into India in the Sixteenth century. It was stated that, this subtropical fruit grew well in the Deccan Plateau
  • Flourishing naturally in Balaghat forest of Beed (Part of deccan plateau)  without influence of scarcity of water and lowland soil.