The local growers from Hose village, Mese Township, Kayah State are growing Maymyo flowers on a manageable scale and they are earning a good income in the early harvest season.
“Our garden grows Maymyo flowers on a manageable scale. There are only a few flower growers in our village. The Maymyo flower is sold for K150 or K200 per tree in the early harvest season. And, the flower is also sold for K1,500 per handful. The regional Maymyo flowers are colourful, beautiful and sustainable. This is the reason why people love to buy Maymyo flowers. We pick up the flowers once a week. Every time, we earn K50,000 from our Maymyo flower garden,” said Daw Khin Win, a Maymyo flower grower from Hose village.
I have ordered the Maymyo flower species from Lawpita in Loikaw township and started to grow in January. Maymyo flowers are very fond of water and are given water every day. After seeding the plant for one and a half month, the nursery plant is transplanted to boundary farmland. Then, we have to spray pesticides and earthworks every 15 days. The Maymyo flower started to blossom in March and they can be picked up every four or five weeks.
There are only three gardens in Hose village in which the Maymyo flowers are grown. In the blossoming season, the garden owners are selling them by motorbike in Mese town market and the villages near Hose. —Wutyee (IPRD)/GNLM