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.