The climate of Tajikistan is ideal for growing most fruits, which are therefore highly valued abroad. According to the results of the first half of the year, Tajikistan earned about $2 million in fresh fruit exports.
Currently, fresh apricots have become popular both in the domestic and foreign markets, with an export volume of 3,500 tons. For this purpose, the country began to carry out comprehensive measures aimed at promotion to the world market.
The annual cultivation of grapes volume is about 300 thousand tons, of which up to 50 thousand tons is exported. Today, there are more than 300 types of grapes in the country.
In terms of profitability, pistachios and nut trees are considered the most profitable, but in terms of cultivation volume, they occupy an insignificant place in the horticultural industry of Tajikistan. In 2022, Tajikistan exported only about 1,000 tons.
According to statistics, last year, the export of fresh plums amounted to about 4.5 thousand tons for more than $924 thousand.
Peaches and nectarines are also popular fruits that are grown in Tajikistan. Last year, Tajikistan earned more than half a million dollars from the export of fresh peaches and nectarines.
Tajik lemons differ from their foreign counterparts and are known for their thin skin, special taste, and bright aroma. Today, more than 1.5 thousand hectares of land are used for lemon cultivation in Tajikistan, which annually produce over 50 thousand tons. In 2022, about 1.4 thousand tons of lemons were exported for $481 thousand.
Tajik cherries also have a unique taste. The annual volume of cultivation is small, but it goes very well for export. Last year, about 600 tons were sold for $353,000.
Source : Freshplaza