Agricultural Products of Balochistan

by on October 31, 2009
in Agriculture in Pakistan

Cholistan: Farmland in Balochistan

Balochistan is a land of diversity. Not only are there dissimilarities in the topography of the region, the climate varies as well.

Basically Balochistan is dry and barren and receives little rainfall thus making it difficult for people to live and crops to grow. No wonder being the largest province area wise it has the smallest population. While most of the area is covered with scrub vegetation, (short thick bushes) some regions of Balochistan are blessed with extremely fertile soil. The temperature of Balochistan ranges from temperate to tropical.

The rich soil along with the suitable temperature is ideal for the growth of fruits. As a matter of fact, Balochistan produces a variety of fruits in surplus and is nicknamed as “The Fruit Basket” of Pakistan.

Out of the total fruit crops of Pakistan, Balochistan produces;


APPLES                               52                              34
CHERRIES                           15                              90
ALMONDs                           05                              90
APRICOT                             32                              60
POMEGRANATES               04                              60
GRAPES                               22                              90
DATEs                                 130                             70
PEACH                                  —                              60
OLIVES                                11                               —
PLUMS                                 30                               —
PISTACHIO                          04                               —

Because of their high quality, the fruits are also exported abroad especially to the Gulf States.

Although wheat and rice are grown in Balochistan but due to the lack of resources and shortage of water the production is quite low. The wheat and rice grown here are not sufficient for Baluchistan’s own needs and it relies on Sindh and Punjab to fulfill its requirements. The recent successful attempts to grow sugarcane and cotton have been encouraging for both the government and the people.

If proper measures are taken then agriculture can also flourish in Balochistan.

Author MairaS:
Webpreneur. CEO ContentCreatorZ Pakistan. Managing Partner Media Marketing Services.


2 Responses to “Agricultural Products of Balochistan”
  1. Fatima says:

    Would you know if the same fruits can be grown in conditions such as drought AND flood. Since Balochistan faces heavy floods once a while and droughts almost every year, what happens to all the crop?

  2. Arif shah kakar says:

    Sir please update ur list regarding varieties of Almond of Balchistan
    Arif Shah kakar

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