Jewish farmer from Rishon Lezion pruning an orange tree 390.
(photo credit: American Colony-Jerusalem-Photo Dept.)
Despite the wintery weather, grocery shoppers in Europe and North America today
will find fresh fruit and vegetables from Israel on their shelves. And not just
the delicious tomatoes and cucumbers. Exotic Israeli agricultural products are
also on sale, such as pitayas, a cactus fruit; lychees and kiwis; yellow cherry
tomatoes; miniature water melons; purple potatoes; star-shaped zucchinis; blue
bananas, and many more.
But the king of the exports is still the Jaffa orange, also known as
the Shamouti orange. The Jaffa orange today also has competition from oranges
grown in places like Spain and Morocco.
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