In Tiruvallur, Horticulture Department functions with the main objective of tripling the farmers income and doubling the production. To increase the production, productivity and income of farmers, various scheme components like poly house construction, shade net house, project based cold storage, pack house, pre cooling unit and ripening chamber, distribution of high yielding hybrid vegetable seeds, seedlings and fruit crops viz graft, layers were being implemented through Department of Horticulture and Plantation crops.
Tiruvallur District is traditionally rich in diversity of Horticulture crops such as Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatics crops. Horticulture area of Tiruvallur district was 20482 Ha. In general, Tiruvallur district has specifically known for Mango, watermelon and Jasmine cultivation and other prominent crops under cultivation are Greens, Brinjal , Bhendi, Chillies and other vegetable crops.
Regarding Fruits cultivation, Gummidipoondi, Poondi and Thiruvalangadu blocks has major area. Vegetable crops are growing highly in Sholavaram, Ellapuram, Kadambattur and Gummidipoondi blocks. Flowers crops are majorly cultivated in Gummidipoondi, Thiruvalangadu and Ellapuram blocks. State Horticulture Farm was located in Ekkadu kandigai village, Tiruvallur block where Quality Planting materials are produced from this year onwards.