Khairpur gets ‘sweet charlies’ from US
By Amin Ahmed
Courtesy: daily dawn, Thursday, 12 Nov, 2009
ISLAMABAD: Strawberry is no longer a fruit grown only in cool, hilly areas, as it is now being cultivated in the plains of Sindh.
Pakistanis will be able to taste two new varieties of the fruit in the beginning of the next year.
‘Sweet Charlie’ and ‘Festival’ are the varieties of strawberry whose saplings have been imported from the United States and planted in Khairpur, an area also known for the production of dates. The varieties have never been grown in Pakistan before. The Competitiveness Support Fund (CSF) is working on the project in collaboration with the Sindh government.