Spring blossom thrills farmers of Kashmir - Almond Blossom
Among the entire dry fruit variety, almond is known to be the first in its bloom to represent the onset of Spring season in Kashmir. (Imtiyaz Pandow / The Kashmir Pulse)

Pulwama: Among the entire dry fruit variety, Almond is known to be the first in its bloom to represent the onset of Spring season in Kashmir valley. This Spring blossom has got the farmers thrilled this year.

Spring blossom thrills farmers of Kashmir - Almond Orchards
Soon after the Almond trees start to bloom, the visitors including farmers and other locals begin to throng various Almond orchard sights to work and enjoy their day. (Imtiyaz Pandow / The Kashmir Pulse)

Kashmir holds a distinct name in its Almond production. Although Almond is produced in every part of Kashmir, the areas like Pulwama and Budgam are rich in its production.

Spring blossom thrills farmers of Kashmir - Almond Blossom
Farmer fraternity expense their day in the Almond fields in order to work and look after their orchards with expectations to revitalize their lost hopes. (Imtiyaz Pandow / The Kashmir Pulse)

Soon after the appearance of Almond bloom, people from all walks of life including farmers and other visitors begin to throng various Almond orchards to enjoy the season’s most awaited and beautiful blossom.

Spring blossom thrills farmers of Kashmir - Almond Orchards
The first season since past five years with a blossomed sight of Almond orchards at Newa area of Pulwama, regaining the farmers’ lost hope. (Imtiyaz Pandow / The Kashmir Pulse)

The Almond orchards are seen verdant this year and farmers are hopeful, having countless expectations with the bloom in their orchards.

Spring blossom thrills farmers of Kashmir - Almond Blossom
Village boys turn the piece of land surrounded by verdant bloomed Almond orchards into a play field to enjoy the game of Cricket at Newa village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. (Imtiyaz Pandow / The Kashmir Pulse)

According to farmers, a huge reduction in the Almond production was witnessed from several years due to unfavorable weather conditions but the improvement in weather has revitalized the lost hopes of farmers.

Spring blossom thrills farmers of Kashmir - Almond Orchards
Locals spend their time in Almond orchards to enjoy the Spring breeze under the canopy of delightful bloomed Almond trees. (Imtiyaz Pandow / The Kashmir Pulse)

Farmer fraternity believes the ongoing season of 2018 year is the only season when they found their orchards sufficiently bloomed since past five years.

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