Naga Cucumber from Nagaland gets GI tag
Naga cucumbers are juicy, soft and sweet and is grown completely organically.
They are low in calories but high in potassium and contain a high level of water & can serve as an alternative to consuming sports drinks.
Cucumber has been traditionally cultivated by Naga farmers in their Jhum fields as a mixed crop mainly during the Kharif season (April –May).
It is one of the important component crops in the jhum cultivation.
This is primarily grown as a cash crop along with paddy and however, now the ‘off-season’ cucumbers from different districts of the Nagaland especially from Mokokchung district have gained much popularity within the state and now it has become a trend amongst the farmers in the district.
Some tribes like Konyak are found to grow cucumber all throughout the year by seed to seed method depending upon the soil type.
Many different local varieties of
cucumber which are soft, juicy and have a sweet taste are grown throughout Nagaland.
Naga cucumbers are a kind of fruits that differ in taste, shape and sizes from those available in other