Turkey: Banana greenhouses reach 5,000 hectares in Anamur, Mersin

Anamur banana is grown naturally in a greenhouse environment in the Anamur district in Turkey, which has a microclimate feature due to its geographical location and it is among the biggest income sources of farmers.

With the increasing number of greenhouses in recent years, the area where banana production was carried out in Anamur reached 3,000 hectares in 2018 and 4,000 hectares in 2019, and has increased to approximately 5,000 hectares this year.

The local Anamur bananas, which can be harvested 12 months of the year, are preferred more than imported bananas due to their smell, taste and thin skin. Anamur-Bozyazi Chamber of Agriculture President Ahmet Seref Gumus: "Due to the limited production in the 1990s, we only fulfilled 13% of Turkey's market demand through domestic products. However, our efforts to increase banana production in the country has now led us to meet nearly 85% of the domestic consumption in the country."

Source: AA

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