Dekhkan farms in Tajikistan are mastering new methods of making raisins (photo, video)


Dekhkan farms in Tajikistan are mastering new methods of making raisins (photo, video)

09/08/2020

Grape harvest in Tajikistan

In the rural jamoat of Dzhury Rakhmonov in the city of Tursunzade (Republic of Tajikistan), the dekhkan farm “Khoji Nemat” is successfully operating.

Khoji Nemat cultivates 2.75 hectares of land, of which more than 1.30 hectares are vineyards, and the rest is planted with potatoes, cucumbers and tomatoes.

During a working trip, the President of Tajikistan got acquainted with the work of this enterprise, the press service of the President of Tajikistan reports.

During the visit of the President of the country to the farm, with the participation of representatives of the city authorities, a discussion was held on the provision of the region and the republic for the coming autumn-winter period with fresh agricultural products, such as high-quality fruits, vegetables and other essential goods.

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The farm workers told about the harvested grape harvest and the peculiarities of raisin production.

The method of drying grapes used on the farm was developed in cooperation with experienced winegrowers from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

An alkaline solution is added to boiled water, then two bunches of grapes fastened together are dipped there for 2-3 minutes and only then are they hung out.

The preparation time for raisins using this method is from 10 to 15 days and requires special care. After this period, the raisins are separated and stored in a specific place until dry.

Dekhkans this year managed to grow 10 tons of grapes of varieties “Black without seeds” and “Ladies fingers”. From this amount of hanging grapes, 2 tons of high-quality and tasty raisins are obtained.

Traditional drying of raisins is carried out in two ways: drying in the shade – and drying in direct sunlight. Taking into account the climate and favorable conditions, the farmers of the Khoja Nemat dekhkan farm prefer to dry it under the sun. In their opinion, sun-dried grapes are made earlier than using the shady method, and the raisins are distinguished by their taste.

In addition, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon visited the Bogi Somon orchards at the Khoji Kamol dekhkan farm.

Bogi Somon is considered one of the largest vineyards in the country, and its employees have extensive experience in caring for vines and growing grapes.

In 2019, the farm harvested 4,692 tons of crops, and this year a good harvest turned out – to date, more than 700 tons of products have been exported to the food market.

On the lands of the farm, grapes of such varieties as “Husaini siyokhu safed”, “Galaba”, “Shohona”, “Peshpazak”, “Kishmishi siyohu safed” and others are grown.

The farm has refrigeration facilities with a capacity of 2 thousand tons, which allows supplying fresh fruits and vegetables to the country’s markets at all seasons.

Representatives of the dekhkan farms “Bogi Somon” and “Khoji Negmat” took part in the National conference “Fruit and vegetable sector of Moldova – the best investment niches”, which was held in October 2019 in Chisinau. In addition, Tajik winegrowers took part in a business tour of Moldovan vineyards for the conference participants, where they could get acquainted with the practical experience of cooperation between small and large producers of table grapes in Moldova.

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