Farmers in Tabuk have begun harvesting the pomegranate fruit crop, which will last until the end of 2021.
More than 80,000 pomegranate trees grow on the 180 farms in Tabuk’s territory, producing a wide range of high-quality types and supplying nearly three million kilograms of fruit to the local market each year.
According to “SPA”, the cultivation of “pomegranate” is based on taking pieces of trees “seedlings” of no less than 30 centimeters in length, and then planting them in agricultural soil, and it lasts for two years or more before transferring it to the farm.
The method of lying is done by burying one of the tree branches for some time without cutting it until its roots sprout and then it is transported.
It is preferable to plant pomegranate trees in the spring or early fall, while the peak of pomegranate production is from 15 to 20 years old and reaches 50 years and more.
A pioneering region
The agriculture branch in the region, in turn, encourages farmers to grow varieties of quality, and guide them on the appropriate cultivation and irrigation method for pomegranate cultivation, and how to fertilize it.
Farmers are also working to combat insect pests and fungal diseases, which has made the Tabuk region a fertile environment for the cultivation of various crops.
Tabuk became a pioneering region for the production of more than 14,000 farms with a total area of more than 270,000 hectares.