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Kafr Al Arbai'n, Benha Orchard

Ownership Since: 1924
Total Area: 180 Feddans/ 186 Acres/ 75.6 Hectares/ 756,149 Square Meters
Varieties Planted
60% Navel X Volkameriana
20% Valencia X Volkameriana
10% Round X Volkameriana
9.5% Easy Peeler X Volkameriana
.5% Other Plantations such as Avocado and Mango
Note: Planting distances vary from 4X6 to 3X5 to 3X6 and even 2X3. Other rootstocks are used sparsely.
Germplasm Located on the farm is an area where more than 130 different varieties are planted 1 variety per row combined on different rootstocks for trial purposes.
Irrigation The system of irrigation used is that of flood irrigation.
Water Source Water is obtained from a nearby canal which is a tributary from the Nile.

K123, Wadi Al Natrun Orchard

Ownership Since: 2009
Total Area: 360 Feddans/ 373 Acres/ 151.2 Hectares/ 1,512,299 Square Meters
Varieties Planted
30% Navel X Volkameriana
25% Valencia X Volkameriana
20% Easy Peeler X Volkameriana
9% Citrus Rootstocks
5% Germplasm
5% Ornamental Palm Varieties
4% Lemon X Volkameriana
4% Grapefruit X Volkameriana
Note: : Planting distances vary from 4X6 to 3X5 to 3X6 and even 2X3. Other rootstocks are used sparsely.
Germplasm Located on the farm is an area where more than 130 different varieties are planted 1 variety per row combined on different rootstocks for trial purposes.
Rootstocks Located on the farm is an area producing over 8 different types of citrus rootstock trees. The seed is used for the nursery and for commercial purposes.
Irrigation The system of irrigation used is that of drip irrigation using Hydrocyclone filters.
Water Source Four wells each at a depth of between 250-300 meters.