- This station was initially started as Apple Research Station
in the year 1961 under ICAR for the development of apple varieties in
- Later, renamed as Horticultural Research Station in the year
1971 after the establishment of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University to conduct
research in fruits, vegetables, flowers, medicinal and aromatic crops of
- The Station is situated in 3 Kms from Kodaikanal with Potential
- Eastern parts of Western Ghats, Kodaikanal, Dindigul District
- Total Area: 18.36 ha
- Cultivable Area: 14.50 ha
- Latitude: 10.20N
- Longitude: 77.50E
- Altitude: 2300m above MSL
- Soil: Peaty and Lateritic
- pH: 5.5-6.5
- Average Rainfall: 1700mm
- Relative Humidity: 40-100%
- Maximum Temperature: -280C Minimum temperature -2.50C
- Introduction and evaluation of various temperate crops for their suitability to upper pulney hills.
- Standardizing technologies and development of strategies on crop improvement, management and crop protection.
- Disseminating the information on developed techniques to farmers through effective extension systems.
- Production of quality planting materials of temperate crops.
- To serve as a centre of learning in sub tropical and temperate crops to Under Graduate and Post Graduate students of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University and other Institutions.
Fruits and Nuts
Apple, Plum, Pear, Peach, Almond, Apricot, Walnut, Kiwi, Strawberry and Persimmon
Potato, Beans, Peas, Carrot, Crucifers and Garlic
Carnation, Gerbera, Gladiolus, and Eustoma
Foxglove, Centella asiatica, Vasambu, Chitarathai and Isabgol
Geranium, Citronella, Lemon grass, Lavender, Thyme, Mint and Rosemary