Try These Fruits From Kashmir to Keep Yourself Cool in This Indian Hot Summer

Have you ever thought or imaged Paradise in your mind? One typically imagines paradise as peaceful, noiseless space with greenery, on clouds, fruit-full space people wearing wings and playing harps. You will precisely have this dream of yours come true when you visit Kashmir, full of fruit gardens and vineyards whose wilderness you shall rejoice.

And going by Amir Khusro’s famous words “Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast, hameen asto, hameen asto, hameen ast” literally translated as” If there is Paradise on Earth, it is here, it is here, it is here in Kashmir.”

If you want to witness a grey blanket of clouds hanging low on your face, and the gentle wind guide you around the orchards to make you feel happy and contented, you must certainly visit Kashmir, Surrounded by the snow-hooded Himalayan Ranges, Kashmir is an endearing abode of scenic charisma.

Along with this scenic exquisiteness there’s a bountiful supply of fruits in the heaven on earth whose taste and flavour has no match. It has been rightly described as the land of fruits.

The Kashmiriyat takes a look at the most popular fruits grown in the valley, it is high time for you to order these fruits from Kashmir, as the heat wave in India intensifies.

Apples Kashmir

An Apple a Day keeps the Doctor away

Did you know, 80% of the apples supplied to the rest of the India come right from the valley? The sweetest and the finest varieties of apples grow here in Kashmir. Explore Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla, Anantnag, Pulwama and Kupwara if you want to reach for the best apples

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Kashmir Fruits

  1. Nourish bowl for the soul-Pomegranate

Orchards of Kashmir are naturally laden with the nutritionally rich fruit “Daen”, primarily in the month of September. As always, the Kashmiri variety of the ruby red fruit is different from other varieties. Don’t be surprised if the air smells of pomegranate and around every corner you catch a glimpse of the rounded shrub while on your way. Pomegranate tress are scattered all over Srinagar city.

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3.Pretty as Peach

How, many a times you’ve stopped near the fruits section and glanced at the tempting peaches whenever you’ve gone grocery shopping in a mall. Will it excite you to know that not all peaches on the stores are imports? Yes. The temperate areas of Jammu Kashmir grow a variety of Peaches. Peaches grow here from April to Late June. This summer may be try some sweet velvety peaches along with the always favourite mangoes.

Kashmir Fruits

You are ‘Pear’fect!

Pears are some of the oldest fruit in existence which we see in the valley today. The land has been growing several varieties of centuries old traditional fruits. A superior variety of good firm pear with a rich aroma is grown in Kashmir.

Kashmir Fruits

You are Plum perfect!

Welcome to Rawalpora in Srinagar where you’ll find an entirely carved out plum orchards in between vast farmlands. This ‘sweet-soury’ fruit is grown largely in Srinagar and many other districts. One of the main varieties produced in Kashmir is ‘centrose plum’. The other two varieties are ‘silver plum’ and ‘Chogandhra’ and are grown only on a small scale.

Kashmir Fruits

Ripe and Golden Apricots

Belonging to the family of plums and peaches, apricots are a daily diet must have to lead a healthy lifestyle. This wonder fruit is good for a lot of organs from the human eye to the heart and also the bones. Kashmir is the home to such wonders of fruits. The soil, environment and climate facilitate growth of these temperate fruits.

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You stand out like a Strawberry in a bowl of peas

Have you seen a strawberry bed? The red juicy strawberries stand out in the vibrant green ground cover. Strawberries are mostly grown in kitchen gardens. Besides Srinagar, the always in demand strawberries are grown in Ganderbal, Budgam, Baramulla, Bandipora, Kupwara, Islamabad and Pulwama.

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With the Cherry-on-top

Not surprisingly this mouth-watering delicious fruit thrive in the colder climate of Jammu and Kashmir. Cherries are also considered as pre historic fruits cultivated all over the world. As of 2014, Kashmir, in India dedicated the most land to cherry production.

No wonder, the valley of Kashmir has been rightly termed as the ‘Fruit Bowl of India’ with such vast varieties of fruits- The much promised beauty is waiting to be unraveled. Come, visit Kashmir!