Orange Orchards

Every year as winter settles into Malakand, the MMF famous blood-red oranges, locally known as Palai Malta, are ripe for the picking. Between December and March, trees are heavy with oranges of all sizes and shades, waiting to be plucked. Although Malakand is widely known for its orange orchards, MMF become synonymous with the fame and glory associated with the fruit. MMF orange orchards are situated in the midst of high mountains, and said to be suitable for the cultivation of the citrus fruit as the soil is rich and well-drained. The oranges are of a high quality and have attracted both local and international markets. Whenever people visit the farm, they take huge crates of oranges back with them for their friends and relatives.  The crop has generated a sizeable income for the farm.