Metulla sits on a mountain overlooking the entire area of Lebanon, Mt. Hermon and the Hula Valley. It is surrounded by plantations – peaches, nectarines, apples, apricots, plums. Agriculture in Metulla is well developed. Innovative biological technologies reduce spraying, acquired technologies that yield more fruit on trees, and technologies to enhance fruit – all these are expressed in beautiful areas of yielding orchards.
We will begin our agricultural visit at “Pri Metulla”, the packing and cooling house in Metulla. Haim Hod-Fein, a veteran of the Israeli Air Force, developed the cooling house for many years, using experimental means that included a technology that enables the fruits to be preserved for up to a year from the date they are harvested as if they had just been harvested from the tree. This improvement, was donated by Haim to the farmers of Metulla and enables them to market their wares to the Israeli markets on demand and to meet the competitive market prices.