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Made in India Israeli oranges soon to enter Indian market

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Staff Writer | May 31, 2017
The 'Made in India' version of high quality Israeli oranges will soon hit the Indian market.
Israeli oranges
Food trade   The 24 orange varieties
The Indo-Israel centre for excellence for citrus plants in Kota has developed breeds of high yielding Israeli oranges with more shelf life.

Of the 24 orange varieties developed by the centre, half of them are or of Israeli origin and are likely to hit Indian fields next year as test trials in closed and field conditions have shown good results.

Senior officers of Rajasthan's Directorate of Horticulture said half the 24 new varieties developed by the centre will soon be ready for mass plantation.

The Made in India version of Israeli oranges will not only yield twice the production of Nagpur oranges, but also have almost three times longer shelf life than the Indian variety of oranges.

If the Israeli varieties are planted successfully in the Kota region, the yield would go up drastically and so will its price, as the shelf life of the product is greater.

“It would go to far-of places and fetch good prices,” he said.

The average yield of a Nagpur orange tree is 100 kg, whereas Israeli oranges give an average of 200 to 300 kg per tree in the same area.


 

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