More regions of Turkmenistan start to engage in banana production
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 2
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
The Halach district of Turkmenistan’s Lebap region imported banana seedlings from the Mary region of the country, where banana production has already been mastered, Trend reports with reference to the Business Turkmenistan information portal.
The first Turkmen company engaged in banana cultivation was Ferkhar, located in Sakarchage district of Mary region.
Turkmenistan’s Ferkhar company plans to harvest more than 60 tons of bananas from its greenhouse this year. The harvested bananas will be sold in the markets of the country's Mary region.
The greenhouse is planting the 'Grand Nain' variety of bananas. So, from one tree with 6-meter length, 40-45 kilograms of bananas are collected daily. Banana is an exotic crop for Turkmenistan, and its seedlings were imported from Turkey.
First harvest of bananas was held last year in the same greenhouse, where almost 50 tons of bananas were collected.
There are other exotic fruits growing in Turkmenistan. For example, in the greenhouse of the Turkmen Agricultural University, fruits of exotic papaya were cultivated.
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