By Ehsaan Yousf/ Rayees Shah
Ganderbal 24 August 2020 [VN]: Besides Italy, Repora Village in central Kashmiri’s Ganderbal district perhaps the only place in the world where fresh Grapes are available.
Kashmir is well known for some of the best quality apple but not many are aware of the grapes produced in Repora Village, which according to some experts exceed international standards fixed for the fruit. A great advantage of Repora grapes is that it is ready when fresh grapes are not available anywhere in the world except Italy.
The Repora grapes fetch a good price in the market. The per Kilogaram rate of Sahibi is Rs. 200 and for Hussaini it is Rs. 100.
The quality of Repora grapes is considered to be best in the world. The international standard of the best quality is to have berry size of 4-4.5 gms and Repora grapes have size of 12.5 gms exceeding international standards [VN].