Rivlins mark holiday with Tu Bishvat Seder

Some 30 farmers and agriculture students from all over the country gathered at the President’s Residence on Tuesday for a Tu Bishvat Seder hosted by President Reuven Rivlin and his wife, Nechama.

Two long tables flanking the head table were filled with bowls and platters of fruit in a wide assortment of colors, varieties and tastes, including exotic species, the strains of which were imported to Israel from East Asia.

There are some 30 kinds of fruit cultivated by about 5,000 fruit growers in Israel, said Fruit Growers Association head Itzik Cohen. The total export of fruit stands at about NIS 5.5 billion, he said.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rivlins-mark-holiday-with-Tu-Bishvat-Seder-389920

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