Gardeners of the city of Isfara (Tajikistan) plan to harvest 28 thousand tons of fruits


Gardeners of the city of Isfara (Tajikistan) plan to harvest 28 thousand tons of fruits

09/22/2020

Isfara farmers have already harvested more than 20 thousand tons of apricots

On 32 hectares, instead of the planned 10 hectares, the farmers of the city of Isfara have laid intensive gardens over the past 5 years. Of these areas, 5 hectares are occupied by intensive apple orchards, 10 hectares – plum orchards, the same hectares – apricots and 7 hectares of walnuts.

“Every year, farmers in the city of Isfara pay more and more attention to the development of intensive gardening,” says Mirilos Khamzaev, head of the agriculture department of the city of Isfara. “They have already become convinced of the effectiveness of such gardens, that with the correct and timely implementation of all regulatory agrotechnical measures, such gardens are several times more productive than traditional gardens. Also the advantage of these gardens is that they are drip irrigated. This is important in the conditions of villages where there is a shortage of irrigation water. In addition, farmers have already made sure that crops from intensive orchards – apples and pears – are stored better in storage than those harvested from traditional orchards. This factor, in turn, makes it possible to sell fruits in the winter-spring period at a more expensive price.

In total, the area of ​​all traditional and intensive gardens in the city of Isfara occupies 13 thousand hectares, of which 1 thousand hectares are occupied by pomes – apples, pears, quince. On 12 thousand hectares there are stone fruit and nut orchards. A significant part of stone fruit orchards is occupied by various varieties of apricot.

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A sharp cold snap, rains and hail in the spring of this year caused significant damage mainly to stone fruit orchards on a total area of ​​4 thousand hectares. Despite this, the farmers managed to collect more than 20 thousand tons of apricots. In total, together with seed-bearing seed, Isfara’s gardeners plan to harvest more than 28 thousand tons of fruit this year.

A part of the harvested apricot crop is sold fresh, and a large part has been dried and will be supplied in dried form, mainly for export. In addition to the apricot grown on the territory of the city, Isfara residents collect, dry and process apricots grown in other regions of the Republic of Tajikistan. It is in the city of Isfara, in the village of Surkh, that the republic’s largest wholesale market for dried fruits is located. Here traders buy products and send them for export to dozens of countries around the world.

Isfara also has 3,693 hectares of open irrigated land, where farmers grow mainly potatoes, rice, tomatoes, bell peppers, cabbage, carrots, eggplant, turnips, cereals and forage crops.

The well-being of residents of the city of Isfara largely depends on the production and successful sale of fruit and vegetable products, in the center of which a monument to an apricot is not accidentally erected.

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