Turkey: Tomato grower goes bananas

A greenhouse tomato grower in Mugla (Turkey) decided to switch from tomato to an alternative product after years of low returns on his investment. After his research and visit to banana greenhouses in Alanya, he planted 600 banana trees around 3 months ago and will harvest the first batch of products next October. The grower noted that he plans to receive 21 tons of produce in his first harvest.

Grower Servet Tanisman: “I decided to grow bananas because labor costs are much cheaper. One person can handle 1 hectare of banana production. I will be receiving 7 tons per 1,000 square meters and I expect around 8,000 USD revenue for this first harvest.

One banana tree has a life of 10 years. You can harvest it 13 months after you plant it. After the first harvest, you can harvest bananas once every 8 months. I recommend everyone to grow bananas because of its low production costs and better price at the market compared to other products such as tomato.”

Source: Internet Haber


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