ASTANA – South Kazakhstan region resident Tanabai Shyntasov plans to create a commercial nut garden. The entrepreneur has already planted seedlings of fruit trees and grapes in the Saryagash district.
Today, the garden area is more than 90 hectares. Practically the whole territory is equipped with a drip irrigation system. About 50 people work there as most of the work is done manually. The annual income is 90 million tenge (US$ 285,120). The gardener intends to raise the country’s gardening to a new level and unite like-minded people.
According to Shyntasov, little attention is paid to this culture in Kazakhstan although Central Asia is considered the birthplace of nuts.
“We found about 40 types of nut. We brought them and plan to grow as we want to see how it shows itself. Nuts are evaluated for the quality of the core and if it contains oil and protein. We will plant them taking into account these indicators. Growing a large amount of nut trees for commercial purposes, they need to be vaccinated. I think the business that we’ve started is very useful for our country,” the gardener noted.
He has been engaged in growing seedlings of apples, peaches, plums and pears for more than ten years. Exotic fruits and berries including pomegranate, kiwi, lemon and banana have already begun to grow in his garden.