Testing adaptability in foreign climates
Chwarqurna horticulturist experiments with figs, grapes
CHWARQURNA, January 29 — Briar Sabir, a horticulturist from Chwarqurna, has initiated an international agricultural exchange by sending Kurdish-origin fig and grape seedlings to Canada and Turkey. This move aims to test their adaptability in different climatic and soil conditions.
Sabir, an agriculture graduate working from his small backyard garden, is eager to explore international collaborations. He focuses on experimenting with various seedling varieties, with the potential of exporting them abroad.
According to Sabir’s conversation with 964media, he has recently dispatched nine fig seedlings and 12 grape seedlings to Canada for test cultivation through a delivery company. Additionally, he sent a different grape variety to Turkey. These seedlings, all raised in his garden, will be used to assess their productivity in foreign soils.
In addition to exporting seedlings, Sabir has also been importing. He mentioned bringing fig seedlings from Algeria to Chwarqurna, now planted in his garden. The adaptability of these imported seedlings to the local environment is currently being observed. Sabir emphasizes a cautious approach to these cultivation experiments, stating, ‘We won’t sell them until we see the fruit.”