India is the most important exporter of gherkins on the earth, with exports value $114 million throughout April-October (2020-21). In response to the Commerce and Trade ministry, India exported gherkins to the tune of 1,23,846 metric tonnes.
Within the final monetary yr, India crossed the $200 million mark of export of pickling cucumber, which is globally known as gherkins or cornichons.
Gherkins are exported underneath two classes — cucumbers and gherkins, that are ready and preserved by vinegar or acetic acid and people that are provisionally preserved.
In 2020-21, India shipped 2,23,515 metric tonnes of cucumber and gherkins value $223 million.
Gherkin cultivation, processing and exports began in India throughout the early Nineties in Karnataka and later prolonged to the neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Practically 15 per cent of the world’s gherkin requirement is grown in India.
There are 51 main firms producing and exporting gherkins in drums and ready-to-eat client packs. In India, the cultivation of gherkins takes place underneath contract farming by round 90,000 small and marginal farmers with an annual manufacturing space of 65,000 acres.
On common, a gherkin farmer produces 4 metric tonnes per acre per crop and earns about Rs 80,000 with a web revenue of Rs 40,000, the ministry mentioned. Gherkin has a 90-day crop, and the farmers take two crops yearly. Processing vegetation of worldwide requirements have been established right here to cater to the requirement of overseas consumers.
Gherkins is presently exported to greater than 20 nations. Gherkins is presently exported to greater than 20 nations, with main locations being North America, European nations and Oceanic nations such because the USA, France, Germany, Australia, Spain, South Korea, Canada, Japan, Belgium, Russia, China, Sri Lanka and Israel.