Announcements

Job offersmore »



Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Bangladesh: Summer King tomato farming gets popular

Cultivation of Summer King tomato, a variety of tomato that can be grown in the summer, has become very popular in Benapole, Bangladesh.

Farmers said a sapling bears fruit within two months of planting, and one plant can yield tomatoes for five years.

They said the local variety tomato gets spoiled quickly after ripening and is wasted, but the Summer King variety takes longer to get spoiled so there is less waste, as a result, farmers and traders suffer less loss.

Ismail Hossain, a tomato trader of Sharsha said this variety of tomato used to be imported from India, but it was not always available. Now the tomatoes are always available in the market as it is being grown in Bangladesh, he said, adding that the demand is also good.

Read more at The Daily Star (Mohsin Milon)

Publication date: 11/9/2017

 


 

Other news in this sector:

4/26/2018 Wageningen University publishes booklet on plant breeding techniques
4/26/2018 UK: Promising new varieties from summer fruiting raspberry trials
4/20/2018 "Modern biology will maximize potential of vertical controlled-environment agriculture"
4/18/2018 Syngenta strengthens vegetable seed business in sweet corn
4/17/2018 "It's harder for varieties from overseas to enter Australian market"
4/17/2018 Presenting fruit quality of the past in modern varieties
4/17/2018 Spain: Sakata inaugurates new research centre in Almeria
4/17/2018 Plants are better in dealing with too much light than previously thought
4/17/2018 New tomato variety resistant to many insects
4/17/2018 US (IN): Career takes root in starting new plants
4/13/2018 France: New varieties shown at Indoor Lettuce Discovery Day
4/11/2018 Hazera launches new breeding & trial station in Turkey
4/6/2018 UF/IFAS expert urges scientists to breed for flavor
4/4/2018 US: Vegetable breeder launches two new celery lines
4/4/2018 Chinese breeder introduces colourful cherry tomatoes
3/30/2018 New breeding technologies successful to grow salt resistant crops
3/30/2018 Secretary Perdue issues USDA statement on plant breeding innovation
3/30/2018 US (CA): Seed Library of Los Angeles builds food security awareness
3/29/2018 US: Regulatory barriers to developing innovative agricultural biotechnology
3/28/2018 Vietnam: the rise of hydroponic lettuce