Cultivation and utilization inPhalsa(Grewia asiatica L.) under Garhwal Himalayas region
Krishan Kumar Singh and Shiv Pratap Singh
Phalsa is a fruit of Indian and Southeast Asia origin. Phalsa (Grewia asiatica L.) belongs to Tiliaceae family. It prefers dry and hot environment during fruiting. In winter it goes dormant and shed its leaves. High temperature of June help in fruit ripening. Phalsa is commercially propagated by seed. The fruits are eaten fresh as dessert, are made into sirup, and extensively employed in the manufacture of soft drinks.