Dubai gets first commercial shipment of cherries from Kashmir

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  • In future,  Dubai and the other middle east countries will receive temperate fruits like plums, pears, apricot, and apples from Kashmir 

  • Kashmir produces over 95 percent of India’s production of commercial varieties of cherries

The first commercial shipment of Mishri variety of cherries from Kashmir valley has been exported to Dubai from Srinagar, India’s commerce ministry said on Tuesday.

Jammu and Kashmir produces over 95 percent of India’s production of commercial varieties of cherries. 

The region produces four varieties of cherry — Double, Makhmali, Mishri, and Italy.

“National Referral Laboratory at National Research Centre for Grapes, Pune provided support for ensuring food safety and quality in the shipment, which would help create a brand for cherries especially in the middle east countries,” commerce ministry said, quoted by India’s news agency PTI.

The ministry added that the commencement of commercial shipment of cherries would provide huge opportunities for exports of several temperate fruits like plums, pears, apricot, and apples from Kashmir to Dubai and the other middle east countries in future.

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