We Love Oman: Beckoning the season of apricots in Oman

Oman Tuesday 21/March/2023 21:23 PM
By: Times News Service
We Love Oman: Beckoning the season of apricots in Oman

Farmers in Wadi Mistal in the Wilayat of Nakhal harvest the fruits of apricot trees and mountain berries in the villages of the valley. The valley hosts various types of agricultural crops, whether in the mountains or the green oases that are frequented by tourists and visitors.

The season of apricot starts with the appearance of apricot flowers in mid-March and is harvested in mid-April and lasts only for two weeks.

On the Western slopes of the Hajar Mountains, lies the oasis-like village of Wakan perched 2,000 metres above sea level and overlooking Wadi Mistal near Nakhal in Al Batinah South. The farming community harvests pomegranates, corn, apricots, dates, and more. The village is home to local inhabitants and the orchards are their livelihood.  

Al Qoura Village is one of the villages in Wadi Mistal, in addition to a number of other villages, such as Al Hajjar, Wakan, Misfat Al Qoura, Al Shis, Al Aqar, Haddish, Al Khadad, Al Khadra, Ardh Al Shawaa, Al Misfat and Al Dhahir.

The village has a number of seasonal crops, such as grapes, garlic, pomegranates, apricots, figs, bergamot orange, peaches, and berries, and is watered by Falaj Al Aqar, Falaj Al Mafra, and Falaj Al Wasta’a, which start at the top of the mountain.

It is marketed in the Souq of Nakhal and other neighbouring markets in the Governorate of South Al Batinah.