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Citrus(Kinnow)

Citrus is a common term and genus (Citrus) of flowering plants in the rue family, Rutaceae. Citrus is a fruit with a close relation to the Mandarin yet has a unique taste. This is primarily due to the soil constituency and climate under which it grows. This environment is available in Punjab, Pakistan from December to April. Citrus: Pakistan is the 6th largest producer of Kinnow & Oranges in the world, with 2.1 million tons. 95 % of the total Citrus(Kinnow) produced all over the world is grown in Pakistan.

Kinnow: Pakistan may lose Russian market

November 29, 2013 IQBAL MIRZA Pakistan may lose one of its most profitable Kinnow markets, Russian market, and suffer heavily in case Russian government does not rescind its decision by December 1, banning import of fruits and vegetables from Pakistan. The ban was imposed by Russian government a few months back as the quality of fruits and vegetables did not meet the laid down sanitary and phyto-sanitary (SPS) conditions. According to fruit and vegetable exporters, Pakistan's…

Researchers say GMO citrus trees could combat greening

GMO citrus treesRick KressTrees genetically modified to resist citrus greening are grown in a greenhouse in South Florida.Slow progress in Florida is being made that some feel may be the most effective means of combating the dreaded citrus greening disease–genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Like thousands of Florida growers, Southern Gardens Citrus in Clewiston, which once had 2.5 million citrus trees that primarily produce juice oranges, chopped down hundreds of thousands of…

Orange Nutrition

Interesting facts and recipes Nutritional Power Food Oranges have so many benefits and I consider them a Powerfood. They have a wealth of nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin A precursors, calcium, potassium, and pectin. For a complete list of its nutrients and calories go to  calories in an orange. Interesting Orange Facts: Oranges are the largest citrus crop in the world. Brazil produces more oranges than any other country. Navel Oranges are named after the belly button…

13 Health Benefits of Orange

Diana Herrington “Orange strengthens your emotional body, encouraging a general feeling of joy, well-being, and cheerfulness.” – Tae Yun Kim Who doesn’t love a delicious and juicy orange as a snack? They are popular with athletes because they can be easily eaten for a burst of energy. I enjoy eating one or two oranges a day most of the year for that same energy-boosting effect. 13 Health Benefits of Oranges: 1. Helps Prevent Cancer Oranges are rich in citrus limonoids, proven…

Citrus canker, a serious bacterial disease, has spread to local fruit trees

July 30, 2013 When I started my horticultural career in New Orleans back in 1980, my memory of growing citrus seems so easy. White flies and other sucking insects and the sooty mold they caused were the only major problems. A few applications of oil sprays were all that was needed, perhaps with some Malathion added. Diseases were hardly ever an issue. Freezing temperatures were the major problem in the '80s. My, how times have changed. Many new insects and diseases have shown up in our…

Seedless variety: Kinnow exports likely to increase to $1 billion

March 10, 2013 IQBAL MIRZA With the introduction of seedless variety, Pakistan's kinnow exports are expected to grow to $1 billion extra. Currently, world citrus market is around $2.135 billion, in which, Pakistan's share has remained around 2.5 per cent, according to a statement issued by the Chief Executive Officer Harvest Tradings, Ahmad Jawad. He said the country is losing kinnow market in European Union due to excessive seeds, as buyers seek seed-free fruit for easy eating but…

Citrus

Citrus - Urdu meanings: ترشہ پھل Citrus is a common term and genus of flowering plants in the rue family, Rutaceae. Cultivation Citrus production Citrus trees hybridise very readily – depending on the pollen source, plants grown from a Persian Lime's seeds can produce fruit similar to grapefruit. Thus all commercial citrus cultivation uses trees produced by grafting the desired fruiting cultivars onto rootstocks selected for disease resistance and hardiness. The colour of citrus…

Saving citrus from fruit fly

By Muhammad Shahzad Zafar PAKISTAN is an important global producer and exporter of the fruit. In 2004, citrus production exceeded 167,000 tons with 95 per cent grown in Punjab. Most of the citrus output here (80 per cent) is reliant on mandarins. Pakistan is the largest producer (95 per cent) of the world kinnow. In general 35 per cent of the produce is lost during pre- and post-harvest stages due to poor disease management, weather conditions, harvesting delays, poor…

Citrus(Kinnow) farming in Pakistan

Major Citrus Growing Areas & Varieties in Pakistan Punjab: Distt. Sargodha, Sahiwal, Lahore, Sialkot, Jhang, Minwali, Multan, Gujranwala NWFP: Mardan, Peshawer, Swat, Swabi, Noshera, Hazzara Sind: Sukkur, Khairpur, Nawabshah Baluchistan: Mekran, Sibi and Kech. Varieties: Following are the main commercial varieties: Sweet Orange: Succri,. Mausami, Washington Navel, Jaffa, Red Blood, Ruby Red and Valencia Late. Mandarines: Feutrells Early and Kinnow Grape Fruit:…

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