Chrysanthemun thrives in Amarapura

Chrysanthemun plantation. Photo: Than Zaw Min (IPRD)
Chrysanthemun plantation. Photo: Than Zaw Min (IPRD)

FLOWER growers earn a daily income by growing Chrysanthemun in a village in Amarapura Township in Mandalay Region.
They grow Chrysanthemun on a commercial scale with irrigation water and tube wells.
“I have been growing flowers for more than 10 years. Our region grows a wide variety of flowers,” said Farmer U Win Zaw.
The farmers have to buy seedlings from PyinOoLwin. In the past they bought a seedling at a price of about K6. But now the price sits around K12.
“Investment in flower growing is huge. To grow one acre of Chrysanthemun costs over K6 million, including the values of seedlings, workers’ expanses and insecticides. There are about 100,000 plants on acres of farmland,” said U Win Zaw.
He went on to say that farmers can generate K15 million per acre.  Almost all farmers in the area now grow paddy and Chrysanthemun.

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