The local growers are happy with earning income from growing Pheegyan banana in Pwintbyu Township, Magway Region. They are also having extra income from selling pheegyan banana nursery plants, according to the pheegyan growers from Tamanyin village in Pwintbyu Township.
People from Pwintbyu Township in the Magway region are growing pheegyan banana on a manageable scale in their village and the cultivation is successful. The pheegyan market in Pwintbyu township this year has also performed significantly better than the last year.
“The pheegyans are grown eight cubits apart in the row and four banana trees per hole are grown. People are growing around 6,000 or 7,000 trees depending upon their land acres. Pheegyan banana is more popular in the market than any other fruits. As people prefer to eat pheegyan banana, the farmers are earning more income. So, the number of pheegyan growers has increased this year. Additionally, they are selling the nursery banana plants for K300 per tree,” said a pheegyan grower in Tamanyin village. Most of the banana plantations are found not only in Tamanyin village but also in the villages near Mone creek. They are also growing pheegyan banana, Rakhine banana, Shwe Ni banana and Theemhwe banana. —Ye Win Naing (IPRD)/GNLM