Farming in Sinaloa

A look at the gastronomy's raw materials during a visit to Agrícola Paredes

By Sinaloa Science Center

Producción agrícola (2020-04-16) by MateriaSinaloa Science Center

Sinaloa is an excellent entity of agriculture in Mexico. It has an agricultural surface of 1,550,000 hectares, is naturally fertile, and has twelve rivers and twelve dams that permit water access.

Agrícola en Sinaloa (2020-04-03) by MateriaSinaloa Science Center

It is 33.63% of the state surface producing and exporting 1.5 million horticultural tons per year; thus, it is the main producer of tomato, pepper, cucumber, chickpea and eggplant in the country

Planta de tomate (2020-04-25) by MateriaSinaloa Science Center

Brote de Tomate (2020-04-25) by MateriaSinaloa Science Center

Cultivated and named by the Aztecs xitomatl, which in Nahuatl means belly button fruit.

Detalle de planta del tomate (2020-04-25) by MateriaSinaloa Science Center

Tomate (2020-04-25) by MateriaSinaloa Science Center

The Spanish, renamed as tomato, one of the more consumed products in Mexico, is used in many saucers and makes Sinaloa the most important exporter of tomatoes in Mexico.

Produccion agrícola (2020-04-25) by MateriaSinaloa Science Center

Planta de Tomate (2020-05-25) by MateriaSinaloa Science Center

The gift from Mexico to the world: the tomato, a pillar of Sinaloa cuisine, is exported principally to the USA, where 87% of annual production consume. The rest remains in local markets.

Berenjena (2020-04-25) by MateriaSinaloa Science Center

The territory of Sinaloa is ideal for producing eggplant, thanks to its geographical position. It is planted at the end of August and exported in winter to the United States, Canada, and France

Pimiento Morrón Rojo (2020-04-25) by MateriaSinaloa Science Center

One of the most appreciated greens by Mexican cuisine is the bell pepper. There are produce around 166 thousand tons each year.

Pimiento Morrón (2020-04-25) by MateriaSinaloa Science Center

Vegetable quality depends on three things, ground quality, weather, and farmer's vocation.

Pimiento Morrón (2020-04-25) by MateriaSinaloa Science Center

For example, in the case of bell peppers, they have to be in shadow. That’s the reason greenhouses were created and also to protect them from the sun.

Pimiento Morrón Amarillo (2020-04-25) by MateriaSinaloa Science Center

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Materia, el Museo del Centro de Ciencias de Sinaloa
https://www.ccs.edu.mx/somosmateria/
Agrícola Paredes
http://www.aparedes.com.mx/indice.html

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