INDIA: Officials devise plan to promote guava cultivation

The provincial agriculture department has chalked out a plan to promote guava fruit cultivation in selected districts of the province.     The concept of the programme was to expand cultivation of guava fruit on large scale. If successful, the programme would be replicated in other districts of the Punjab.   The agriculture officials said […]

INDIA: Guava from mango belt back in business

Guava has managed to hold its own ground in Lucknow’s mango belt. Several new varieties have been developed and the near-extinct, indigenous varieties from the region are back in business. The reason being that varieties from Lucknow are fast gaining ground in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra and west UP. Farmers in Malihabad are growing these […]

SAUDI ARABIA: Food authority bans import of Egyptian guava

The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has decided to temporarily ban imports of fresh, frozen and manufactured guava from Egypt due to pesticide residues proved to be higher than the global limit, the Saudi Press Agency reported.     The temporary ban will come into effect on Thursday, Jan. 18, and will continue until […]

FEATURE: Fiji’s new Green Pearl guava is sweet, crisp, and nutritious

On 25 September 2017, The Fijian Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with Taiwan Technical Mission introduced the Green Pearl guava variety to the local market. Minister Inia Seruiratu of the Ministry of Agriculture Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management officially launched the variety.     “Daily consumption of fruit and vegetables is important […]

INDIA: Red Thai guava via Bengaluru floods Hyderabad

The “Thai” variety of guava being sold in the city has found many takers because of its juicy, red pulp. However, despite what its name suggests, the variety is grown within the country itself. Vendors say that they purchase the fruit from the wholesale market of Gaddiannaram in LB Nagar and from Mozamjahi market. Each […]