Tomato growers enjoy price hike in Pwintbyu

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The growers from Pwintbyu township are annually cultivating the tomatoes in September. The nursery plants are transplanted to the ground after 15 days, and the fruits could be yielded after three months.

The villagers from Pwintbyu township in the Magway region cultivate the vegetables and crops on a commercial scale using the Mone creek water and underground water. Tomato is the leading commercial crops for their villages.
“Earlier, the tomato was sold for K300 per viss. Now, it is selling for K500 per viss. Thus, people are being delighted with their tomato cultivation,” said the growers form Dedaye village in Pwintbyu township.
Pwintbyu township is in fair weather condition. So, people in the township are engaged in agriculture businesses and growing seasonal corps. The local people from Pwintbyu township are growing the perennials as well as a variety of vegetable crops on a commercial scale using Mone creek water and underground water. This year, the local farmers have to struggle because the tomatoes are sold at K300 per viss in the abundantly yielding season. The tomato price has risen, and it is fetching K500 per viss, said Ko Han Zaw Thet, a tomato grower from Dedaye village, Pwintbyu Township.
“The villagers in our township are cultivating the seasonal crops. They are growing paddy, sesame, peanuts, corn, green peas, Lima bean, mango, jackfruit, Thanaka, drumstick and Sterculia Versicolor Wall. This year, the tomato yield is abundant, and the growers are making a good profit.
The growers from Pwintbyu township are annually cultivating the tomatoes in September. The nursery plants are transplanted to the ground after 15 days, and the fruits could be yielded after three months. The fruits could be harvested for up to 6 months. Tomato cultivation can generate an income of K1.5 million per 1,000 trees, and the cultivation costs K100,000. —Ye Win Naing (IPRD)/GNLM

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