The 'Kinnow' is a high yield mandarin hybrid cultivated extensively in the wider Punjab region of Pakistan.
Young Kinnow tree bearing
In a hot climate, plants can
grow up to 35 feet high. 'Kinnow'
trees are highly productive; it is not uncommon to find 1000 fruits per tree.
The fruit matures in January
or February. It peels easily and has a high juice content.
Pakistan has several varieties of Citrus Fruit, in addition to the popularity known as Kinnow (a Variety of Mandarin of easy peel) all of which may interest importers in Asia and Europe. We have four Products of Citrus.
Following are the main commercial varieties of Citrus Grown in Pakistan.
Kinnow is rightly called the king of all the varieties of easy peelers and excels the best varieties of the world. The export figures for these fruits are increasing every year with leaps and bounds. in Year 2004 Kinnow exported from Pakistan was about 0.15 millions tons. Its juice contest is between 44% to 47.5% which is the highest for all easy peelers varieties. The sugar content is 12 – 13% and each 100ml of Kinnow contains 20-25 mg of Vitamins-C.
The connoisseur would know that most varieties of the Citrus fruit originated in Asia in the foothills of the Himalayas. It was at one time a luxury grown and is known as sweet orange.
It is available from December 15 to January 15.
Malta, which has a lovely sour taste but not fall in the easy peel variety.
It is Available during the period from November to February.
It is a small size fruit and easy to peel. It is popular in Pakistan but export potential has not been exported so.