- Discover the innovative techniques behind successful fig farming at Al Kharran farms in Ras Al Khaimah.
- Caretaker Abdul Latif’s meticulous approach yields over 15 kilograms of ripe figs daily.
- Smart techniques include an ideal greenhouse environment and strategic pruning for consistent year-round fruiting.
- With over six flavorful fig varieties, the farm defies the desert’s climate challenges.
- Locally harvested figs meet the rising demand for fresh, locally grown produce.
- Experience sustainable farming’s magic and the dedication of UAE’s farmers like Abdul Latif.
Step into the world of sustainable fig farming at Al Kharran farms in Ras Al Khaimah, where over 500 fig plants thrive against the odds of the arid climate. With innovative techniques, caretaker Abdul Latif has transformed this greenhouse into a fig haven, producing over 15 kilograms of ripe figs daily.
Abdul Latif’s Technique
With care and precision, he plucks ripe figs daily to ensure they don’t fall to the ground. The greenhouse environment, equipped with cooling fans and a clever mesh system, creates an ideal atmosphere for figs to flourish.
Abdul Latif’s secret to success lies in trimming the fig stems every four months, resulting in bountiful fruiting within just three months. This smart strategy ensures a consistent supply of fresh and delicious figs all year round.
Al Kharran Farm boasts over six different fig varieties, each with a unique flavor profile. From the intensity of summer to the gentleness of winter, there’s a fig for every palate, including Black Mission, Brown Turkey Fig, Desert King, and Smith.
The farm’s harvested figs meet the growing demand for locally grown and fresh produce. Figs are sold in the local market, attracting buyers from Fujairah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and more. With varieties like Smith figs priced at Dh50 per kilogram, these figs are a true delight!
Experience the joy of sustainable farming, delicious figs, and a bountiful harvest that defies the desert climate. Let’s celebrate the ingenuity and dedication of UAE’s farmers like Abdul Latif!