Persimmon -the Amlok of Swat Valley (3)


Persimmons , also known in British supermarkets as Sharon fruit have the botanical name of ‘Diospyros kaki’. Having originated in China they were later introduced to Japan.

Pakistani amlok or persimmon are the fabulously juicy and deliciously sweet round fruits which weigh nearly about 175 g each. They are yellow orange at the time of harvest and then they turn reddish orange as the fruit gets more ripe.One tree produces approximately about 180 kg of the fruit. In Pakistan this fruit is called ‘amlok’,it is named after the name of a valley in which it has been cultivated for over many centuries,called ‘Amlok Dara’,’Valley of the Persimmons’   located about 600 -800 m above the sea level  in the territory of Barikot in Swat valley.


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Sizes available: 8 x 12″(203 x 305 mm); 12 x 16″(305 x 410mm); 18 x 24″(457 x 610 mm); 24 x 32″ (610 x 813mm)

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