The total area of medium and large persimmon orchards in the Fergana region of Uzbekistan has increased from 604 hectares to 804 hectares, i.e. by 33%, over the past three years. More than 10 varieties of persimmon are grown in the Fergana region. The leading regions in persimmon production are Altyaryk, Kuva, Fergana and Besharyk.
The Fergana region is one of the leaders in the export of persimmon from Uzbekistan. It became the first in terms of persimmon exports by regions of Uzbekistan in 2021. According to the State Statistics Committee, 20,200 tons of persimmons were shipped from the Fergana region to foreign markets in 11 months of 2021, which is 32.6% of the total exports of persimmons from Uzbekistan during this period. Uzbekistan is one of the largest exporters of persimmons in the world and it has been among the top-5 global exporters over the past few years.
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