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Apricot as cash crop

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article image Apricot, (Prunus armeniaca L.) is a member of the Rosaceae family, along with same family of apple, pear, peach, and other stone fruits. The apricot belongs to Prunophora subgenus within Prunus along with plums. Hybrids between plums and apricots have been produced recently which are said to be finer fruits than either parent. It is somewhat acid in its raw state, but its acidity decreases and the sugar content increases in the process of ripening. The apricot is a stone fruit and has…Read More

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Apricot, the temperate gold of Northern Areas

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THE NORTHERN Areas of Pakistan, defined in general terms, cover the districts of Gilgit, Diamer, Ghizer, Ghanche and Skardu. Nature has endowed the area with high peaks and large glaciers concentrated in a relatively small radius. Each district can boast of at least one lofty peak. K-2 with a height of 8,611 m (28, 416 ft) lies majestically in Skardu. Nanga Parbat, 8, 138 m (26,855 ft) high, is located in Diamer whereas the 7,788 m (25,700 ft) high Rakaposhi is situated in Gilgit. Some 28…Read More