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.
Harvesting cycles for Mentha Arvensis in India. 1st: May - Jun (before start of monsoon), 2nd: Sep - Oct (after monsoon), 3rd: Nov - Dec
of mint produced is the world is cultivated in India.
All India production in 2019-20, cultivated over 334,000 hectares.
Number of farmers engaged in cultivation of mint in India.
of mint and mint products produced in India is exported.
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).