Thanks to the sun and fertile soil that spans most of the year, the production of dragon fruit has increased in Mersin where many tropical fruits such as bananas, kiwis, avocados and mangoes are grown. abroad "Dragon Fruit", known as in Turkey, "Pitaya", also known as fruit, offers four times the possibility of harvesting season for farmers. Dragon berries, by the producers in the period of 15 pounds of them from the branch was sold to hotels, large markets and businesses in tourist areas. The dragon fruit, which has an interest in both its appearance and taste and which is also known for its antioxidant properties, made its producers happy during the döneminde no-sell ”harvest period.
HIGHEST FRUIT YIELD PER DECARE
Mersin Agriculture and Forestry Manager Arif Abali, AA correspondent said, dragon fruit production, the agricultural city of Mersin has gained speed, he said. 10 years of fruit in the city found that transferring Abalı, "close to 20 producers in Mersin, 80 decares of the area is producing dragon fruit." He said.
Abalı pointed out that the city is one of the rare provinces where tropical and subtropical fruits are grown. we can even support producers who want to make the greenhouse of this fruit up to half of the projects that are worth 2.5 million pounds under the Rural Development Support Investment Program. We want to increase production because the city has lots of small parcels. Therefore, the highest yield per decare fruit pitaya. It's sold with grain. A friend of ours started to export to Russia and European countries. In addition to fruit export, saplings are also exported. ”
MANUFACTURER RECOVERY AND SATISFIED
Oğuzhan Kılıç, who makes production on a 5-acre area in Erdemli district, stated that they have grown many varieties of fruit and that each one has a different flavor and said, “We are making our 4th harvest here this year. If the weather is convenient, this number can go up to 5 and 6. The last harvest we have collected 2 thousand pieces of fruit. All of these fruits were instantly distributed to provinces such as Istanbul, Antalya and Kayseri. Within a day all the fruits were sold. Kul
Kılıç pointed out that the fruits reached the neighborhood markets with the increase in demand and said, “People started to see the pink color of the dragon fruit in their shopping. Many began to slowly enter the house. As production increased, the product reached the markets. These saplings, fruits are the most in Mersin. ”
Sword, one of the pounds is an important gain of 15 pounds of fruit that they sell, "at the end of the season we have received close to 4 thousand 500 fruits." He said. Expressing that they sent products to many companies from abroad, Kılıç said that both the yield and the income they were pleased with them.