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Coconut Cultivation

Introduction: The home of coconut might have been somewhere in south East Asia, most probably in Malaysia or Indonesia. It moved eastwards to the Pacific region, and further to America. In Pakistan it is cultivated Coconut is mostly grown in coastal areas of Sindh and Baluchistan. Soil and Climate: Coconut palm thrives in almost all types of well drained soils ...

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Almond Production

Introduction and Importance: Almond (Prunus amygdalus) is one of the important stone fruit grown in Pakistan. It is also included in nuts according to its usage. It is very delicious with high nutritional value because of its oil contents. Almond is a high value crop and one of the most non-perishable nut fruit. When dried it can easily be kept ...

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Lemon Cultivation

Introduction: A LEMON tree is a sub-tropical plant, and in its natural habitat, its fruit is green and only slightly acidic for the fruit to develop its flavor and yellow color. The fruit is picked before maturity to preserve its acidity. Most of the species under the genus lemon are native to tropical and sub–tropical regions of Southeast Asia, particularly, ...

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Pomegranate Production Technology

INTRODUCTION Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is one of the commercially important fruit crops..It is native to Iran (Persia). Fruit is consumed fresh or in the form of juice, jam, squash and syrup. Among all forms, canned slices and juice are in much demand, constituting about 70% of the production. PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY Agro-climatic requirements Pomegranate grows well under semi-arid conditions and can ...

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Apricot Production Technology

INTRODUCTION The apricot (Prunus armeniaca) is a stone fruit, as are plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Stone fruit have a single seed covered by a hard, thick seed coat (or ‘shell’); together the seed (or ‘kernel’) and the seed coat are called a ‘pit’ or ‘stone’. Both the kernel and the shell have economic uses in addition to the ...

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Mango Production

Introduction and importance Mango (Mangifera indica L Family Anacardiaceae) is the second major fruit crop in Pakistan. At present it is grown on an area of 93.42 thousand hectares with production 915.7 thousand tonnes Table-1. The area under mango crop has increased but the rise in production is comparatively slow. The main mango growing districts in the Punjab province are ...

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Strawberry Cultivation

Pakistan is producing a limited quantity of strawberries which are either eaten or used in preparing ice-cream, jam, jelly, pickle, cake or milk shake. The fruit fetches Rs100 to Rs120 per kg in big cities. Strawberry cultivation The wholesale price of the fruit comes down to Rs 50 per kg during the second fortnight of March when the crop production ...

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Guava Production Technology

Guava (Psidium guajava L. Famly Myrtaceae) has attained commercial importance in tropics and subtropics because of its wide adaptability to varied soil and climatic conditions and as profilic bearer. Guava is believed to be originated in tropical America (Mexico to Peru). At present, it is mainly produced in South Asian countries, the Hawaiian Island, Cuba, Brazil, Pakistan and India. In ...

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Olive Production Technology

Introduction and Importance Olive (Olea europea L) is one of the oldest plants cultivated by man in the world. The native home of the olive is considered to be Asia Minor where from it spread to Europe and North African countries. The world area under this crop is 10 million hectares from which 853.1 thousand tones oil is produced annually. ...

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Peach Cultivation

PEACH CULTIVATION IN PAKISTAN Importance: Peach (prunus persica) is the most important among the stone fruit and is temperate in nature. It is considered the native of China and probably developed in persia. It is traditional crop of Northern area of Pakistan and occupies the area of 4543 hectares with the production of 48284 tonnes. Quetta, Kalat, Peshawar, Swat valley ...

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