In Frames: Strawberry Harvesting in Kashmir

Farmers hope that a bumper crop this year will compensate the losses incurred during last two years due to pandemic.
In Frames: Strawberry Harvesting in Kashmir
A woman shows a handful of freshly picked strawberries in Gasu area on the outskirts of Srinagar, on Sunday, 08 May 2022.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
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Strawberry is the first fruit to be harvested in Kashmir.
Strawberry is the first fruit to be harvested in Kashmir.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
Farmers hope that a bumper crop this year will compensate the losses incurred during last two years due to pandemic.
Farmers hope that a bumper crop this year will compensate the losses incurred during last two years due to pandemic.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
Gassu area on the Srinagar outskirts is known for strawberry harvesting.
Gassu area on the Srinagar outskirts is known for strawberry harvesting. Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
Kashmir produces 2,000 to 2,500 metric tonnes of strawberries each year. The cool and pleasant weather makes it suitable for strawberry cultivation.
Kashmir produces 2,000 to 2,500 metric tonnes of strawberries each year. The cool and pleasant weather makes it suitable for strawberry cultivation.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
A woman sorts freshly picked strawberries, in Gasu area on the outskirts of Srinagar, on  Sunday, 08 May 2022.
A woman sorts freshly picked strawberries, in Gasu area on the outskirts of Srinagar, on Sunday, 08 May 2022.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir
A box of strawberries sells between Rs 50- 150, depending on the quality of the fruit.
A box of strawberries sells between Rs 50- 150, depending on the quality of the fruit.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir.

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