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Apr 29, 2022 By Debbie Paneth Category: Historical Preservation,
Circus and Citrus: A Zionist Family Tale
Zalman was a man of vision and he designed a well that took ten months to build, eighty-eight feet deep and twenty feet across. He then installed a mechanical pump instead of a manual pump, to move the water through a system of water tunnels to the orchards.
Through his hard work and innovative ideas, Zalman Minkoff developed the citrus industry in the Land of Israel. It became a leading business with the export of the produce and created jobs for Jewish workers. This boosted the economy and played an integral part in the prosperity of Eretz Yisrael.
Come and visit the Minkoff Citrus Orchard Museum, which is surrounded by the most beautiful orchards and landscape. Together with the Minkoff family, we have preserved the historical courtyard.
In the museum there is a packing house that features a display that reconstructs the packing process in the early days of citrus growing, the deep water well that was used to water the orchard and the watering tunnels. You can tour through the orchards to learn about the different tree types and visitors can enjoy orange picking (in season) and the preparation of fresh, healthy juice.
Jewish National Fund - USA, together with Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites (SPIHS), have future major preservation and development plans for this important heritage site.
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