Mint (Pudina) cultivation in India

Last Modified: Sun Mar 14 2021 01:12:17 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 6
    Major varieties of Mentha Arvensis (Japanese mint) cultivated in India: Gomti, Himalaya, Kushal, Saksham, Koshi, CIM Kranti, CIM Unnati. Mentha arvensis, from which menthol is derived, is cultivated in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab & Bihar. India also produces a wide range of other mint types like peppermint, spearmint, horsemint, bergamot mint & so on.
  • Feb - Mar
    Sowing period for Mentha Arvensis in India. The crop takes about 90 days to mature and produces its first flowers then.
  • 3
    Harvesting cycles for Mentha Arvensis in India. 1st: May - Jun (before start of monsoon), 2nd: Sep - Oct (after monsoon), 3rd: Nov - Dec
  • 80%
    of mint produced is the world is cultivated in India.
  • 34,000 tonnes
    All India production in 2019-20, cultivated over 334,000 hectares.
  • ?
    Number of farmers engaged in cultivation of mint in India.
  • 75%
    of mint and mint products produced in India is exported.
  • 22,725 tonnes
    Total of mint products exported by India in 2019-20, valued at Rs. 3,83,835 lakhs. Mint & mint products are in great demand in the world market. Mint is mainly exported as mentha oil & crystals for use in different industries. (Click/Tap for a list of major destination countries of mint exported by India).