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Oman: Pomegranate season begins in Al Jabal Al Akhdhar

Growers in Al Jabal Al Akhdhar, in the governorate of A'Dakhiliyah, have begun harvesting their pomegranates. Pomegranates are the main economic crop in Al Jabal Al Akhdhar. There are more than 27,000 trees, and as an average, each tree produces 150 fruits.

The villages of Wadi Bani Habib, Saiq, A’Sharija, Al Oyeena, Al Aqr, Hail Al Yemen, Al Manakhir, Qatnah, A’Sograh and Al Qasha are among the most important villages that are famous for growing pomegranates.

Salem bin Rashid al-Tobi, Director of the Agricultural Development Department in Al Jabal Al Akhdhar, told the Oman News Agency: "This year's season promises a good harvest, given the favourable and appropriate weather conditions and the amount of rain that fell, which led to the availability of a good amount of water to irrigate all the trees. The farmers have started marketing the fruits in the nearby markets. Next week, the 2020 season will be evaluated in terms of the number of fruits per tree and their average size."

Source: omannews.gov.om


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