Phalsa (Grwia subinaequalis L.)

  • Shrikant Hiwale


India is considered to be the home of phalsa (Grewia asiatica). In early literature, phalsa is mentioned for its medicinal qualities. It belongs to the family Tiliaceae. Phalsa is a hardy fruit which is capable of growing even under drought conditions. Once the plant is established, it requires little care. Irrigation is considered necessary in many parts of the country. Phalsa is a small bush which grows all over the country except at higher elevations. In Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Andhra Pradesh, it is grown commercially. Harvesting of phalsa is labor intensive. Phalsa sherbet is a refreshing drink in hot summer months and has a cooling effect.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shrikant Hiwale
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  1. 1.Fruit CropsCentral Horticultural Experiment StationVejalpurIndia

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