Modern agriculture varies drastically depending upon particular regions and climates. In Israel, the foliar industry has grown tremendously as the country experiments with new and innovative ways of farming to increase yields and boost features like sweetness, fruit and vegetable size, and overall productivity. As a highly developed industry, farming in Israel has thrived in spite of the facts that the country is not naturally favorable to agriculture given its geography. Since over half of the region is desert, Israel suffers from climate restraints and a lack of water that give the land its unfavorable farming conditions. However, agriculture in Israel today represents 3.6 percent of the country’s exports as well as 2.5 percent of its total GDP.
In fact, Israel is able to produce 95 percent of its own food requirements where crops range drastically due to the diversity of the land. From avocados to guavas in the Mediterranean coastal plain to cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, and peppers grown throughout the country’s land, Israel boasts an amazing abundance of fruits and vegetables. In the current winter months, Israel is able to grow excellent melons in its valleys. While in the northern hills, Israel is able to produce an abundance of cherries, apples, and pears. As one of the leaders of fresh citrus exporters and producers worldwide, Israel is known for its grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, and most notably, a hybrid of a pomelo and grapefruit know as the pomelit.
There are more than 40 different types of fruits grown in Israel. The following are some of the standout fruits:
- Prickly Pears
Israel happens to be the second leading producer of loquats in the world, as Japan is the only country which produces more. Due to their ability to innovate agriculturally, Israel has continued to improve crop quality and increase crop yields for many years.