AlKafeel Nursery Group of the Service Affairs Department at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine has increased and produced more than 1.5 million seedlings and various seasonal, permanent and shadow plants, in addition to deciduous and citrus trees, achieving a double productivity than last season, thanks to the good planning and perseverance in accordance with the methodology set by its management commensurate with the capabilities and competencies of its working staff, resulting this productivity in terms of quality and quantity with new plants that enters Iraq for the first time.
The head of the AlKafeel Nursery Group; Mr. Mu'ayyad Hatif Mohamad explained to AlKafeel Network: "AlKafeel Nursery is characterized by its permanent work throughout the year that is not limited to specific species. But the spring season is the season of renewal and growth, and is the best time to plant and decorate gardens. And this year we reached 1.5 million seedlings and plants of various types and shapes, most of which grow inside the nursery, after we have conducted tests that prove their success. And this way, we were able to limit the importation that is a method adopted in most of the private nurseries."
He added: "Our focus was on the distinctive seasonal, permanent and shadow seedlings, including Petunias, chrysanthemums, mesembryanthemum, adder's eye, zinnia elegans, Calendula Officinalis, Marigold, royal Ester, Gazania, Royal Aster, Rosa Bracteata, Ficus Benjamina, Egyptian Acacia, Fistula Acacia and others. The nursery also produces the Dutch Cynodon Dactylon, which is characterized by its permanent green colour in summer and winter."
He continued: "The nursery also provided 5000 citrus trees of good quality and of all kinds (orange, mandarine, noomi Basra, sweet noomi, sour noomi, pomelo, grapefruit and bitter orange. We also provided a large selection of deciduous seedlings such as apricots, pears, apples and others."
He pointed out that the AlKafeel Nursery works according to a plan developed for the advancement and growth of its plants and seedlings of all kinds and species that are suitable to the Iraq's environmental and climatic conditions, making what is produced by the nursery at competitive prices, whether for the citizens or the municipal departments."
At the end, Mr. Mu'ayyad invited all municipal departments in Iraq to visit the nursery to see its production, as it is ready to provide them with what they need in the landscaping of the streets and side-walks, mid-streets with suitable species for the Iraqi weather at subsidized and competitive prices that are much less than the import.
And in order to communicate with the AlKafeel Nursery Group of holy shrine, it is possible to visit its site located in the holy city of Karbala / Husseiniya Road / near the white Qantara or call the following numbers (07724830002 or 07718003738).