Tomatoes grown this year yield good price in Mandalay region

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Tomato growers in the Mandalay Region enjoy good prices due to the high consumption of Taiwanese tomatoes, which have seen their decline yields this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Farmers’ cultivation has declined this year due to lower domestic consumption and falling prices due to the COVID-19 outbreak last year. U Win Tun, a tomato grower in Mandalay, said that although the market yield is low, it is getting 800 to 1,000 kyats per viss this year, depending on market demand, while it was only 300 to 400 kyats last year.
“Yields have decreased due to reduced cultivation. As a result, prices have risen due to the demand for Taiwanese tomatoes in the market,” he said.
“It costs between K1,500,000 and K2 million per acre to grow Taiwanese tomatoes. Therefore, it is less profitable for farmers if they do not earn more than K500 per viss. Farmers are planned to grow more this year because of good prices,” he added.
Taiwanese tomatoes are grown twice a year in January and September. They are a good crop for farmers because of their excellent yields.—Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-printing House)/GNLM

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