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Tomato production of 593.2 thousand tons expected

LAHORE: Local tomato production is likely to reach 593.2 thousand tons during the current season, which would be more then sufficient for domestic consumption as well as to exports. The tomato crop had been cultivated over 66.08 thousand hectares of land across the different tomato producing areas of the country in order to tackle the local requirements of the commodity.

According to provisional figures, tomato crop had cultivated over 8.3 thousand hectares in Punjab with an estimated production of 115.3 thousand tons and in Sindh Province it had cultivated over 28.5 thousand hectares to achieve output of 210.3 thousand tons, said Commissioner Minor Crops and Deputy Food Security Commissioner in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research Dr Wasim-ul-Hassan.

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