Saudi Arabia grows mangoes in many regions of the country – MENAFN.COM

SourceMENAFN
SectorEconomy
CountrySaudi Arabia

São Paulo – Saudi Arabia’s western region is known for its high humidity and hot weather from its proximity to the Red Sea coast, which helps to grow an array of tropical fruits, including mango. The country is known for growing mango in many cities in the southern region such as Jazan city, where the soil is more likely to be fertile due to heavy rains. However, mango found its way to being grown in vast orchards in western and northern regions of Saudi Arabia, including Qunfudhah and Umluj city, Saudi newspaper Arab News reported.

With more than 400, 000 mango trees in Qunfudhah, the city crop is ranked second in terms of significance in the country after Jazan. There are more than 2, 700 mango farms in the city, and the annual yield exceeds 40, 000 tons. The crop season begins in May and lasts for three months. The director general of the Ministry of Environment, Water and...read more...