Kashmir has a huge potential for Bulgarian rose cultivation, and it can become a huge income generation crop for the farmers, according to Dr. Anjum Rashid, a floriculturist at the Department of Agriculture Kashmir.
“The rose is also known as the king of flowers, and there are many types of roses. The most famous and most cultivated rose is the Bulgarian rose (pink), which is also cultivated commercially in some states in India,” she said.
The fragrance of the Bulgarian rose is famous worldwide, and it is the most cultivated rose. However, in Kashmir, the rose is grown only in the local gardens, not at the commercial level.
“Kashmir is the appropriate and in lieu with the climatic conditions of Europe where from this rose has come. We have been advising farmers not to confine the flower to home flower beds only but also cultivate commercially,” she said.
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