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 All About - Citrus

Pakistan is the sixth largest producer of Kinow (mandarin) and oranges in the world, with 2.1 million tons. Pakistan world mandarin and oranges market share during the year 1997 was 0.9 percent and 3.6 percent in terms of value and volume respectively. Pakistan is also the largest producer of 'Citrus Reticula' variety (Kinow), this unique variety of citrus is indigenous to this part of the world. According to an estimate approx. 95 percent of the total Kinow produced all over the world is grown in Pakistan.

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The US & World Situation

U.S. Citrus Production and Percentage of
    the Crop Exported

Value of U.S. Citrus Exports

U.S. Citrus Export Markets

Top Citrus Producing Countries

U.S. Monthly Imports of Oranges

2003 Applied Tariff Rates for   Citrus/Orange Juice for Selected Countries


Pak Overview Citrus

Pak Mandarin & Oranges market share
The largest producer of 'Citrus Reticula'

World Market

2003 Applied Tariff Rates for Citrus/Orange Juice for Selected

International Companies

International Marketing conversion table


Eying export of citrus fruit :-

Eying export of citrus fruit
Export prospects of citrus fruits have improved asproduction is up and exporters anticipate sending larger shipments to a widening foreign market. Exporters expect kinnow alone to fetch $200m this season, up from about $175m last year
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Greening Disease of Citrus threatens survival of 'kinno
Agriculture Experts have disclosed that the Greening Disease of Citrus has threatened the survival of "kinno" in main citrus producing countries of the globe

Citrus quality to meet global demand
CITRUS comprizes of different edible fruit species like mandarin, oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes. Out of 6,52,000 hectares under fruits, about 28 per cent is under citrus having a share of 30 per cent in total production of 57,42,000 tons ........Detail

World Situation and Outlook for Citrus
World citrus production in selected major-producing countries in 2003/04 is estimated at a revised 73.1 million metric tons, about the same as the January 2004 estimate, and an increase of nearly 6 percent from the 2002/03 level.....................Details



How to enhance citrus export
THE citrus, mainly kinnow, export season is at its fag end and has proved to be a mixed blessing for the country. On the one hand, almost 10 per cent of the crop was lost to the alternate bearing factor and weather vagaries.
March 2011

Canker a serious threat to citrus fruits
CITRUS stands as the second most important fruit worldwide after grapes in terms of area and production. Although citrus is very popular, its present status is threatened by a number of problems including low production
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Citrus, Origin and history
The exact location of origin of citrus fruits is not clearly identified, although most researchers place it in South-East Asia, at least 4000 years BC........Details

Citrus fruit quality standards
Consumers demand high quality for the food they consume and they are increasingly demanding concerning the taste, appearance and shape of citrus fruits (and produce in general), .....Details

Citrus and Its Uses
Citrus fruits are consumed as fresh fruit or utilized for the obtention of processed citrus products and citrus by-products.  .....Details

Citrus Basic Information


Introduction and Importance & Area and Production of Citrus in Pakistan
LiCitrus cultivars are grown in varying quantities in countries with tropical or sub tropical climate. Citrus stands first in area and production among the worlds.....Details

Major Citrus Growing Areas & Varieties in Pakistan
Citrus is growing in all provinces of Pakistan, whereas more than 20 varieties are under cultivation.

Production technology
All the improved varieties are propagated by means of budding on rough lemons or sour orange. Rootstocks are generally grown through seed.

Pests and Disease
Aphids: These are small brown colored insects. They suck the sap from the leaves and branches and cause great damage to trees and reduction of yield. .




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