Citrus Festival showcases AlUla’s rich agricultural diversity

Citrus Festival showcases AlUla’s rich agricultural diversity

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Citrus Festival showcases AlUla’s rich agricultural diversity

Saudi Gazette report ALULA — The ongoing Citrus Festival showcases AlUla’s rich agricultural diversity with a display of a variety of citrus fruits being cultivated in the region throughout the ages. The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) launched the festival at the Al-Muhakkar farm as one of the many diverse events that AlUla is offering to tourists this year. The festival, which started last Friday, would continue this weekend (Jan. 14 and 15). The citrus festival highlights the agricultural position that Al-Ula continues to maintain for thousands of years. Farmers are displaying a variety of their citrus fruit produces in the region. Through this festival, the RCU seeks to boost the economic growth of the province with community initiatives and development projects. The festival is being held during the period of seasonal harvest of various types of citrus fruits for which AlUla farms are well known. Citrus farms are an essential part of life in AlUla, and they continue to produce quality crops including oranges, sweet lemons, tangerines, sugar oranges, mandarin oranges and clementines. The citrus harvest season is a cultural and economic event that the people of AlUla celebrate annually at the local markets, and it spreads across a

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