5 Types of Berries Grown in Hilly Slopes of Mahabaleshwar

The twin hill town of Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar are famous for Strawberries but also known to grow Mulberries,Raspberries, Blueberries and Gooseberries.

Strawberry

Strawberries are grown mainly in the hilly Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani belt, between October–November and April–May. The hill slopes of Mahabaleshwar is home to 85 percent of the total strawberry produced in India and also obtained the geographical indication.

Mulberry

Mulberries or Morus have a sweet flavor when fully rip, cultivated in hilly slopes of Mahabaleshwar. This flowering plant host the larvae of the freak species of butterfly and silkworm known for mulberry silk in Assam.

Raspberry

Raspberries are edible fruit also grown in hilly region of Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani. There are several species of raspberry such as red fruited raspberries and purple fruited raspberry hybrid.

Gooseberry

Gooseberries are grown in many parts of Himalayas and peninsular India. The Hilly Slopes of Mahabaleshwar is the place where both commercial and domestic species of gooseberry are cultivated.

Amla or Indian gooseberry is different then other gooseberry, grown in Pratapgarh region of India.

Blueberry

Blueberries are exotic fruits native to America but now grown in India too. The twin hill towns of Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar are now growing blueberries.