"The Fruit Show" Udagamandalam Local Custom Tip by Justin_goa
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The Fruit Show in Coonoor is among the major cultural events of the region attracting thousands of tourists and local people. The Fruit Show is held in the last week of May and is celebrated for only one day. Till the year 1979, it was organized by Nilgiris Agri-Horticultural Society. In the year 2006, the 48th fruit show was conducted. More than 50 varieties of fruits grown in the region are displayed in the fruit show in Conoor.
The main objective of Fruit Show in Coonoor is to create awareness among the fruit growers and various farming societies to engage in the cultivation of fruit. During the Fruit Show, Fruit Garden Competitions are held where more than 20 gardens of the Nilgiri district participates. Fruit Show is organized at Sim's Park in Coonoor, nearly19 km from Ooty, in the District of Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu.
Many farmers from the region display the fruits grown in their orchard. This rare event is a very good platform for both the farmers to sell their products at a good price and for visitors to see all these exotic and indigenous fruits in one place. The best fruit garden and the best exhibits of fruits and vegetables are awarded. Some of the major fruits of the region such as apples, Pears, peaches, plums, apricots, persimmons,lemons, pomegranates etc. can be seen and tasted in the fruit show. The Department of Horticulture at Coonoor sells and displays fruit products like Marmalade, Jam, Jelly, Squashes, Pickles at the festival that are produced here. At the fruit show in Coonoor they even demonstrate the various techniques of production to the interested entrepreneurs.
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