The agriculture department advised the farmers to ensure cultivation of grapes by February 15. The weather condition from January 15 to February 15, are ideal for the cultivation of grape fruit.
Punjab is paying immense focus on grapes for last few years. The grapes cultivation is being observed in Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Gujranwala and Lahore divisions. According to agriculture information department, although, grapes could be cultivated in almost every kind of soil but the soil with average fertility was most suitable.
The region wherein there are less rains in summer season are also termed best for grapes cultivation. The department suggested farmers to cultivate parlait, Thomson seedless, white seedless, delight, Anabshahi, Cardinal, flamseed, kingsrobi, and varieties for cultivation. The department official observed that it was profit generating fruit and farmers should shift their focus on this fruit also.