Geographical Indication tagging for Raktsey Karpo Apricot of Ladakh
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Ladakh has got its first Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Raktsey Carpo apricots.
About Raktsey Karpo Apricot
It is one of the nine items recently registered in the GI tag lists.
Although more than thirty varieties of apricot are grown in Ladakh, the Raktsy Karpo variety is unique to the region.
It is famous in Ladakh for its sweetness, white kernel and colour.
Apricot genotypes native to Ladakh such as Rakaste Karpo apricot have a white seed coat which is not found anywhere in the world except Ladakh.
It is most preferred by the consumers for fresh consumption. In addition, Rakeste karpo contains significantly more sorbitol than brown-coat fruits.
Apricot is the major fruit of Ladakh with large-scale cultivation in both Leh and Kargil Districts among the nine fruits grown in Ladakh.
Apricot is also being promoted under One District One Product for Kargil.
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