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Dhaka division, central Bangladesh

Pineapple demand skyrockets amid bumper crop in Tangail district

Tangail’s Madhupur county is famous for producing sweet and juicy pineapples that have a widespread demand all over the country.  As such, the two biggest wholesale markets in the county —Jalchhatra and Garo Bazar—are seeing great sales during this time of the year.

Growers say they are happy with a price this year as there is a high demand for pineapples amid a bumper yield in the region due to favorable weather. Pineapple growers and traders said that pineapples are being sold at a much higher price this time than last year. This year, quality-wise each pineapple is being sold at Tk25-65, whereas pineapples were sold at Tk15-45 last year.

Pineapples have been cultivated in about 14,000 acres of land in the county this season, which is 50 acres more than last year. An average of 13,000 pineapples are produced per acre. Pineapples produced in and around Madhupur are marketed through Madhupur Jalchhatra and Garo Bazar wholesale markets. Pineapples worth Tk1 mln to 1.5 mln are sold in these markets every day.

[ Tk100 = €0.99 ]


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