Pinkerton avocado farm acreage targeted to expand next year

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That avocado will be grown in the PyinOoLwin area and the northern Shan State. Earlier, Myanmar’s avocado was shipped to Thailand, India, China, Singapore and Hong Kong SAR. This year, the avocado export halted amidst the COVID-19 impacts. It is heavily reliant on the domestic market only.

THE marketable Pinkerton avocado farm acreage is planned to expand in the coming year, U Myo Nyunt, vice-president of Myanmar Avocado Producers and Exporters Association said.
That Pinkerton avocado will be planted on the areas at 2,500-3,000 feet above sea level. That variety is resistant to pests and extreme climate. Most importantly, it is highly demanded both in the domestic market and the external market, growers highlighted.
“The cultivation of Pinkerton avocado on a trial basis reaped success this year. As a result of this, the farm acreage will increase next year. Some regions braced for scorching temperature and resulted in low production of Hass avocado. We will choose Pinkerton avocado in those regions. It will be grown 3,000 feet above sea level.
The Pinkerton is popular in the export market rather than Myanmar origins. About 85 per cent of avocado demanded in the international market are Hass variety. That is why it has more potential in the export market, making the growers lucrative”, U Myo Nyunt elaborated.
That avocado will be grown in the PyinOoLwin area and the northern Shan State. Earlier, Myanmar’s avocado was shipped to Thailand, India, China, Singapore and Hong Kong SAR. This year, the avocado export halted amidst the COVID-19 impacts. It is heavily reliant on the domestic market only. – Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)/GNLM

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