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Walnuts grown in Kashmir valley are certified as the organic. JKNO

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JAVAID BUTT

Srinagar

11.05.2018

The walnuts of Kashmir are widely known for their superior taste and quality, and are demanded worldwide. The plantation of walnut is done by seedling and with a very little effort bestows plentiful nuts. The advantage of the nut of walnut is that it has long self life. Walnut trees thrive best in the hilly regions, like the ones of northwestern Himalaya including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh.

Jammu and Kashmir is the main hub of commercial production of Walnut in India. Kashmir enjoys its sttus as major contributor to the export of walnut from India. Walnuts grown in Kashmir valley are certified as the organic. The walnut tree belongs to the family of Juglandeae and its size is very large and its height ranges from 50 to 75 feet. Walnut trees are favorably grown in the areas falling between the altitudes of 5000 feet to 8000 feet. Kashmir enjoys its status as the major contributor of total walnut production in the country.

The delicate taste, flavor and aroma are indeed unique and delicious. This is why this fruit fetches high demand within the country as well as from rest of the world. The long gestation period of 10-15 years has been hindering the growth of Walnut producers in country; however, the government has taken few steps and measures to encourage the farmers to adopt different cultivation methods to boost the walnut production in Kashmir Valley. In Kashmir, walnut trees are abundantly grown in Kupwara and Shopian region.

Previously Shopian was the largest walnut growing region in Kashmir and but now Kupwara has overtaken Shopian and acclaimed as the largest Walnut producing area. Walnut in the form of fruit and wood are highly in demand and Kashmir is the prime exporter of walnuts in India. Pic by:Musaib Mushtaq The walnuts of Kashmir are widely known for their superior taste and quality, and are demanded worldwide. The plantation of walnut is done by seedling and with a very little effort bestows plentiful nuts.

The advantage of the nut of walnut is that it has long self life. Walnut trees thrive best in the hilly regions, like the ones of northwestern Himalaya including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh. Jammu and Kashmir is the main hub of commercial production of Walnut in India. Kashmir enjoys its sttus as major contributor to the export of walnut from India. Walnuts grown in Kashmir valley are certified as the organic.

The walnut tree belongs to the family of Juglandeae and its size is very large and its height ranges from 50 to 75 feet. Walnut trees are favorably grown in the areas falling between the altitudes of 5000 feet to 8000 feet. Kashmir enjoys its status as the major contributor of total walnut production in the country. The delicate taste, flavor and aroma are indeed unique and delicious.

This is why this fruit fetches high demand within the country as well as from rest of the world. The long gestation period of 10-15 years has been hindering the growth of Walnut producers in country; however, the government has taken few steps and measures to encourage the farmers to adopt different cultivation methods to boost the walnut production in Kashmir Valley. In Kashmir, walnut trees are abundantly grown in Kupwara and Shopian region. Previously Shopian was the largest walnut growing region in Kashmir and but now Kupwara has overtaken Shopian and acclaimed as the largest Walnut producing area. Walnut in the form of fruit and wood are highly in demand and Kashmir is the prime exporter of walnuts in India.   JKNO

Photo: Musaib