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Pakistan gears towards exotic foreign date varieties

Pakistan is heading towards producing exotic foreign date palm varieties at home. The Madina-based Saudi Arabian 'Ajwa' variety is on top of the list; it is known for its wholesome nutritious qualities and health benefits.

'Ajwa', a variety of date considered precious among the Muslims who love it the most and feel proud to serve their special guests with this unique mouth-watering delight.

to APP, Horticulturist Muhammad Akhlaq at Horticulture Research Station (HRS) Bahawalpur said about two dozen foreign date varieties have shown good production results including high value varieties Barhee, Khalas, Amber and a California-based US variety, Medjoul.

He said the harvest of 21 imported date palm varieties has been completed est which had also undergone the food processing stage successfully at HRS Bahawalpur.

Other foreign date palm high value brands included Sheeshi, Sultana, Nabtul Saif, Suggai, Khudri, Lulu, Nemeishi, Raziz, Zamli and others. These varieties were imported from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Egypt and the United States of America by the government.


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