Chinese kale prices still rising in Kawlin

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Chinese kale prices continue to rise in price rapidly in Kawlin township, it is learnt.
The Chinese kale growers from Kawlin township are happy with good price of Chinese kale this year.
The Chinese kale is growing well on the small farmlands. The five villages in Kawlin township are planting the Chinese kale vegetables with use of Kaung My creek water.
There are two Chinese kale varieties, one with white flowers and the other with yellow flowers. The white flower variety is popular and grows up to 19 inches height while the yellow flower plant only grows to about 8 inches height.
“We are growing Chinese kale on 0.20 acre of farmland annually. The cultivation of this vegetable costs K 25,000 including the expenses for seeds, fertilizer and pesticides. This time last year, the Chinese kale yielded highly and was sold for only K 500 per bundle. This year, only a few people are growing this vegetable because of incessant rains. The Chinese kale is also sold for K 1,000 per bundle. So, the growers are earning K 15,000 daily. We have expected to earn K 400,000 for growing of 0.20 acre of Chinese kale,” said U Sein Min, a Chinese kale grower from Okpo village.
Although the local farmers from those villages are growing Chinese kale, each farmer grows only half an acre mostly. They are growing many vegetables and crops because if the price of one crop is not good, they can make a profit from growing of another crop. — GNLM

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