Growers enthused as Mishri, Makhmaly cherry varieties harvested in Kashmir

Srinagar: Orchid owners and growers in Jammu and Kashmir are enthused with the blooming cherry crop this season in the state, famed for its horticulture. "Despite rainfall and hailstorm, the production of cherry is good this year. I am expecting a good price from the market. This time we have grown 10-12 varieties of cherries such as mishri, double, gold cherry and makhmaly. After cherries, the season of apricots and apples will come. We have work for next 4 to 5 months," said Abdul Qayoom, labour. The Valley of Kashmir located at the higher latitudes and altitudes mainly grows temperate fruits.

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