When Jabal Al Akhdar transforms into a fruit paradise

Oman Tuesday 13/September/2022 21:34 PM
By: Times News Service
When Jabal Al Akhdar transforms into a fruit paradise

During September and October, Jabal Al Akhdar transforms into a fruit paradise with the full-blown goodness of luscious fruits — pomegranates, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, pears, apricots, plums, peaches, figs, walnuts and almonds, among others. But it is the pomegranate that stands tall among other fruits. It is also the most valuable source of income for farmers in these mountains.

Farmers start caring for the tree from January and in May, they irrigate it about five to seven times up to the end of September.  Al Jabal Al Akhdar, the Green Mountain, witnesses an increasing turnout from locals, visitors and tourists as the season of pomegranate harvest kicks off to have regional and international tourists flock to explore its pleasant climate, mountain ranges, farms, aflaj and heritage houses over the weekends and holidays. Well known for its natural beauty and friendly and generous people, Al Jabal Al Akhdar`s semi-Mediterranean climate is conducive to growing some rare fruits, such as pomegranate, figs, pear, grapes, lemon, almond and olives.

Because of the increase in tourism in Jabal Al Akhdar in recent years, the demand for the pomegranate crop has increased among tourists who visit Jabal Al Akhdar during the season.