New varieties of walnut trees have been introduced by Central Institute of Temperature Horticulture in J&K’s Budgam.

CITH Director, DB Singh said, “We conducted extensive survey and collected information about 400 genotypes. We selected 10 varieties with superior qualities and these 10 varieties are being multiplied on a larger scale.” The new varieties will boost good quality walnut production in Kashmir valley.

Walnut is popular in national and global market for its unique taste. A few years back on experiment basis the researchers started the sowing drive of new varieties of plants and they got positive results.