Chilli nursery plants sell well in Yenangyaung Township

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File picture shows a woman watering chilli plants. Photo: Phoe Khwar

With the ushering in of chilli cultivation season, the chilli nursery plants are selling well in Yenangyaung Township, Magway Region, according to the local chilli growers.
Chilli plants are grown mostly in September and October, and the local growers cultivate the chilli with one-and-a-half-foot radius boundary between the plantings.
The market price of the chilli plant is K4,000 per plant, which is 10 feet high. The chilli plants are selling well in this season, and so the local farmers are growing the chilli.
We grow chilli annually. Last year, the yield of chilli was around 300 visses. We made the dried chilli and sold it to the traders. We have earned K4,000 per viss of dried chilli. We have earned income from chilli and are planning to grow the chilli this year as well,” said Ko Tun, a local chilli grower. There are a few farmers who grow chilli with chilli seeds in Yenangyaung Township. Most of the growers are buying the chilli plants from farmers, who are selling the chilli plants separately. — San Nyunt (Yenangyaung) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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