Ex­ports

Cit­rus – A Vi­able Pak­istani Ex­port

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Pak­istan is one of the largest pro­duc­ers of man­darin and or­anges in the world. Pak­istani Kin­now has huge de­mand in the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket due to its rich flavour, aroma. The soil and cli­matic con­di­tions in Pak­istan have given ‘Kin­now’ a unique fla­vor which dis­tin­guishes it from other com­pa­ra­ble cul­ti­vars (man­darins) grown in the World. Fresh orange is avail­able from Novem­ber to March. It is con­sumed di­rect as a fruit as well as juice (fresh & con­cen­trates). Shelf life of most of Cit­rus fruits, after pro­cess­ing, is 50 to 60 days; we ship in re­frig­er­ated (tem­per­a­ture con­trolled) con­tain­ers.

Pak­istani Cit­rus Prod­ucts

• Orange: Kin­now (Man­darin),

Feu­trells Early, Cle­men­tine, Mosammi, Red Blood

• Le­mon: Eureka, Lis­bon Le­mon and rough Le­mon

• Lime: Kaghzi Lime and Sweet Lime

Har­vest­ing & Pro­cess­ing

The ma­jor scope of pro­cess­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude post har­vest sort­ing, wash­ing, wax­ing, dry­ing, grad­ing, pack­ing and lo­gis­tics. The pro­duce is brought to kin­now pro­cess­ing plant, where it is washed, waxed, dried, graded, packed and la­belled in the pro­cess­ing plant. After pack­ing (card­board and wooden boxes), fruit is trans­ported to Karachi Port ei­ther in open-top trucks or re­frig­er­ated con­tain­ers. Then it is shipped to dif­fer­ent coun­tries.

Pack­ag­ing

Pak­istan ex­ports cit­rus fruits pack­aged in boxes of 5, 8, 10 and 13 kg, with all mea­sures to pre­vent dam­age in tran­sit. Pack­ag­ing of 48, 54, 60, 66, 72, 84, 90,100 or­anges is also avail­able based on the sizes of or­anges. Kin­now is avail­able in sizes 55mm to 90mm. Ma­te­ri­als used for Cit­rus pack­ag­ing are car­tons, stan­dard boxes, half­boxes, wire-bound boxes and fruit crates made of cor­ru­gated board or wood. For full con­tainer loads, fruits are sent in re­frig­er­ated con­tain­ers.

Red Blood Orange

Mosammi Orange

Kin­now - Man­darin

Le­mon & Lime

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