Pistachio trees will be planted in Georgia
27 March, 2019
Pistachio trees will be planted in Georgia
Dozens of hectares of Pistachio are planned to be planted in Georgia this year. According to Georgian Pistachio Association, specialists and farmers of the association are working on finding more information about the techniques and procedures for planting pistachio trees.
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The head of the association Otar Anguridze talks about bringing Turkish pistachio into Georgia. They recommend that the Turkish species are suitable for the Georgian soil and climate. Turkish Pistachio is characterized by late-flowering. Meanwhile, it is frostproof being able to
endure temperatures -20-25 °C, which is quite unusual for the plant.

Currently, the association is supplied with over 4000 pistachio seeds. In the near future, they will be planted and monitored. The team actively co-operates with the Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia. The government has allocated finances for Kakheti region (east part of Georgia) so far. The farmers hope the financial support will cover Kvemo and Shida Kartli as they offer the ideal conditions for the plant.
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Georgian Pistachio Association was founded in 20016 and united more than 6000 farmers at present.

Photo courtesy: Georgian Pistachio Association Facebook

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