Citrus – A Viable Pakistani Export
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.
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
Kinnow - Mandarin
Lemon & Lime