Punjab Seed Council Approves New Seedless CitrusFebruary 10, 2016
Pakistan's Punjab Seed Council has approved a new citrus variety on February 1, 2016. The approval was given during the Council's 45th meeting at Agriculture House, Lahore. This new variety is called RE-2016, and and its production could help promote citrus exports citrus to Russia, Great Britain, United States, Germany, and other European countries. It has 45 percent more juice than other ordinary varieties and can be preserved for a longer period of time. An ordinary citrus variety has 20-28 seeds, while 95 percent of fruits of this seedless variety has just one seed in it.
A council representative was optimistic about the variety, saying, "Optimistically, this seedless citrus will win commendation for Pakistan in international market. Punjab government and the agricultural scientists are conducting efforts to produce international standard citrus fruit in the territory to enhance its exports and earn a precious foreign exchange."
Read the news article at the Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center website.
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