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Pakistan has some of the most fertile farmland on earth.  A combination of frequent rainfall, warm temperatures, and a varied topography means that huge amounts of crops grow here.  Many areas get two crops of wheat a year, while fruit and vegetables of just about every description are able to flourish somewhere or other in this varied land.

,As a small illustration of the fertility of this country’s land I took a brief tour of just one garden, belonging to friends of ours.  In this small garden alone there are the following fruit trees:

Lemon

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Orange

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Guava

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Papaya

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And that’s without mentioning the peaches of the Swat Valley, the grapes of Baluchistan, the lush watermelons that grow in the Punjab so plentifully that they are practically given away during the summer months, the mangoes of northern Sindh, the cherries of Gilgit, the walnuts of Hunza, the apples, the grapefruit…