Citrus yield up by 10 percent in Kunar this year

The Agriculture and Livestock Department of eastern Kunar province, Afghanistan, says citrus fruit yield has increased by more than 400 tons in the province this year.

Hayatullah, an official of the department, told Pajhwok Afghan News on Tuesday the orange harvest increased by 10 percent this year after newly grown orchards started bearing fruits.

“Kunar’s climate suits sweet orange, lemon and bitter orange and therefore people’s attention to planting their orchards has increased recently.”

Last year’s yield of citrus was 3,600 tons and it jumped to 4,080 tons this year, he said, adding that sweet orange orchards were grown on about 500 acres of land in Kunar during the past 20 years and most of these gardens had started bearing the fruit.


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