is a member of Citrus family. It was developed from a lengthy
hybridization process, and is indigenous product from Pakistan…the
largest grower of kinnow in the world. Many as the finest of all
the citrus fruits regard this fruit, easy to peel and rich in
flavor. Its ease of peeling and juice content is unequalified
by any citrus fruit anywhere in the world. It is widely used for
juices, squashes, jellies and marmalade.
IAC (Iftekhar Ahmed & Company), a sister
concern of Altaf & Khammas Trading Co. has established its kinnow
farms and factory in Sargodha district in the province of Punjab
in Pakistan. This place's soil is best suited for cultivation
of best quality citrus fruits. This is primarily due to the soil
constituency and climate under which it grows. This environment
is available in Punjab, Pakistan from December to April.
A citrus fruit with almost 50% juice
content is delicious and sweet in taste and refreshing. Kinnow
juice in concentrated or liquid form is virtually exported to
all over the world. Once treated through a waxing plant it can
retain its freshness up to 50 days.
IAC's processing line selects Kinnow,
washes and waxes them. Their sizer selects each size. Over and
under are automatically rejected. Citrus are waxed and treated
with Citrashine+Fungazil500EC+TBZ. Kinnow are dispatched to a
packing table for each range of size, and then they are packed
in wooden boxes in different sizes according to the requirements.
General production of Kinnow (Mandarin) December to April.