Sargodha’s signature “canoe” is actually an American fruit IG News

In the 1940s, the American agricultural scientist SB Frost developed henna from grafts and for the first time cultivated its crop in California, which was very vigorous.
As soon as Sargodha district in the Punjab province of Pakistan is mentioned, the thought goes to canoes, they seem to be inseparable. But few people know that henna was first grown not in Sargodha, but in the American state of California. Today this fruit is mostly grown in Pakistan in Faisalabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Toba Tek Singh, Sahiwal, Khanewal and Multan. It is also grown in a taste-wise, no answer to the sweet and juicy kino of Sargodha.
According to Dr. According to Amjad Hussain, spokesperson of the Extension Horticulture Department of the Punjab Ministry of Agriculture, the total annual production of citrus fruits in Pakistan is about 5.2 million tonnes, of which the largest share is henna. While talking to DW Urdu, he said that the fruit is grown in an area of ​​more than 500,000 hectares, of which only 400,000 hectares are under Cana and Sargodha’s share is 200,000 hectares. Thus, not only in terms of taste or quality, but also in terms of quantity, Sargodha is in the forefront.
How did the canoe become the identity of Sargodha?
Regarding the canoe journey from America to Lyallpur and then to Sargodha, Dr. Azhar Ali, associated with the Department of Horticulture at the University of Sargodha, says, It is actually a citrus or trish, which is a family of fruits that includes lemons, maltes, oranges and fruits. and kino etc.. Wild fruits are usually very hard and juicy. People have cultivated them for centuries and artificially made them palatable. In the 1940s, American agricultural scientist SB Frost developed kino grafting. And when it was first grown in California, it was remarkable. Even today, California is known around the world for its fruit.
Speaking to DW Urdu, Azhar Ali said that the US Department of Culture has donated his plants to various countries, including the Lyallpur Agricultural College in the United India, now known as the Faisalabad Agricultural University. Lyallpur College developed the original crop and then cultivated it in other surrounding districts. It was then that the soil of Sargodha came to him the most and today it is the case that Kano and Sargodha have become inseparable.
Linguist and researcher Zafar Syed told DW Urdu in this regard: “The word cano is not local, but like its plant was imported and became part of our culture. In fact, the fruits produced by SB Frost Cano are grafts of their the names were: King and Velolio.” The name of the fruit is derived from both words. In the name Kino, the letters ‘Kin’ are derived from ‘King’ and the letters ‘Nu’ are derived from ‘Valolio. Now it has become so common among us that when it is used there is no doubt that it is not an Urdu or Punjabi language but an English word.

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