Egypt consolidates itself as the world’s leading exporter of Valencia orange



Fresh Plaza Staff | Fresh Plaza

Egypt has become the world’s largest exporter of oranges, taking the position away from Spain. Even though 95% of Egypt’s surface is desert, the country has nearly 168,000 hectares of orange trees spread through its arid geography as if they were a mirage; and not only in areas of the Nile delta, since 60% of them are located in reclaimed desert areas.

The orange is the most cultivated citrus in the country, accounting for 80% of the total citrus production, and the Valencia variety is, by far, the most planted variety.

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