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Walnut kernel prices up on firm demand

Jul 31, 2012

Walnut kernel prices shot up by Rs 45 per kg in an otherwise tight range in the local dry fruits market on Saturday on strong demand, driven by festive season.

However, other dry fruits continued to trade in a tight range in limited deals and settled around previous levels.

Traders said strong demand supported by festive season mainly pushed up walnut kernel prices.

In the national capital, walnut kernel prices shot up by Rs 45 to Rs 400-600 per kg.

The following are today’s quotations (per 40 kg): Almond (California) Rs 11,700 Almond (Gurbandi-new) Rs 6,500-7,200; Almond (Girdhi) Rs 3,000-3,300; Abjosh Afghani Rs 6,000-20,000. Almond Kernel (California) Rs 420-425 per kg, Almond Kernel (Gurbandi-new) Rs 350-400 per kg. Chilgoza (Roasted) (1 kg) Rs 1,290-1,415 Cashew Kernel 1 kg (no 180) Rs 690-720 Cashew Kernel (no 210) Rs 655-665 Cashew Kernel (no 240) Rs 590-605 Cashew Kernel (no 320) Rs 530-570 Cashew Kernel Broken 2 pieces Rs 375-420 Cashew Kernel Broken 4 pieces Rs 325-400 Cashew Kernel Broken 8 pieces Rs 300-360

Copra (qtl) Rs 6,600-6,700 Coconut Powder (25kg) Rs 1,950-2,050 Dry Dates Red (qtl) Rs 2,500-10,000 Fig Rs 5,000-16,000 Kishmish Kandhari Local Rs 7,000-7,800 Kishmish Kandhari Special Rs 10,000-15,000 Kishmish Indian Yellow Rs 3,000—3,800 Kishmish Indian Green Rs 3,400-5,600 pistachio Irani Rs 780-860 Pistachio Hairati Rs 870-945 Pistachio Peshawari Rs 1,170-1,245 Pistachio Dodi (Roasted) 550-580 Walnut Rs 155-205 Walnut Kernel (1kg) Rs 400-600.


ICAR plans to make Arunachal hub of walnut production

Oct 31, 2011

India's premier agri-research body ICAR has worked out a plan to motivate farmers of Arunachal Pradesh to take up large scale cultivation of highly lucrative walnuts. The horticulture department of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) – in coordination with Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH), Srinagar and other ICAR research centres – has worked out a plan to make the state a large producer of stone fruit walnut in the country.     

India: Walnut production likely to jump 50% to 45,000t

Oct 21, 2011

India’s walnut production is expected to rise by 50 per cent to a record 45,000 tonnes in the 2011-12 marketing year, but adverse weather conditions could hit output by 20 per cent, says a USDA report. The country produced about 30,000 tonnes in the 2010-11 marketing year (August-July), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in a report. “However, adverse weather conditions could always lower the crop estimate by 5-20 per cent, as reflected in last year’s (2010-11) production,” the report said. Heavy rains and abnormal weather during the flowering season in August last year reduced the output to about 30,000 tonnes.     

Favourable weather conditions boosting walnut production in Kashmir

Oct 12, 2011

Walnut producers of Jammu and Kashmir are satisfied with favourable weather conditions, as it has helped in ensuring a good yield. Cultivators have expressed happiness as the production of walnut has doubled in comparison to last year."This year, there has been an increase in the production of walnuts as compared to last year. The climate has played an important role and is duly responsible for it. The production has increased. The quality has been maintained and production has also increased as compared to last year's production due to harvesting," said Manzoor Ahmad, a technical officer, attached with the state horticulture department.