Pumpkin harvesting season is under way for farmers from Mwayyoelay and Yondaw villages in Lewe Township.
Planting in the villages, situated by the Yangon-Mandalay Expressway, began in the last week of April, with the harvest kicking off in the first week of July. Prices per pumpkin range from K100 to K500 depending on size.
“Farmers invest K80,000 per acre for cultivation of pumpkin during the period from sowing to harvesting,” said a local farmer.
“Some farmers in Zigon and Yayohsin villages faced losses in cultivation of pumpkin due to heavy rains when the saplings were young,” a local farmer said.
The farmers send their fruits to Nay Pyi Taw Thabyegon Market and Kinmontan market in addition to merchants from Kyaukdaga, Pyawbwe, Taungdwingyi and Kyaukpadaung townships.
Ko Pauk (Okkar Myay)