Innovator : Hariman Sharma,
Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh

Company : Hariman Sharma

The innovator developed the innovative apple variety – HRMN 99 and has become a source of inspiration not only for thousands of farmers in the region but also for horticulturists of Bilaspur and other lower hill districts in the State-areas which earlier could never dream of growing apples. HRMN-99 plants having 3-8 years of age produced 5 to 75 kg fruits per plant per year in four districts of lower Himachal Pradesh, Sirsa (Haryana) and Manipur. It is bigger in size as compared to other varieties, with very soft, sweet, and juicy pulp and striped red over yellow skin colour during maturity.