Alanya district, Antalya

Alanya district farmers have started to grow mangoes

In Alanya, which has become the tropical fruit production base of the country, farmers are now focusing on mango production, which has a high financial return. Mehmet Rüzgar, the head of the Alanya Agriculture and Forestry Directorate, said that mango production has come to the fore in recent years, in addition to 38 kinds of tropical fruits.

Rüzgar pointed out that they started preparation works on mango production in 2014, noting that production was made on 7.4 hectares of land in the district and that 65,000 tons of mangoes are produced annually. With the start of production, intense work began on the introduction and promotion of mangoes in the domestic market.

Mangoes are generally consumed in the domestic market, while a small amount of the fruit is exported to Russia and Iran, Rüzgar added: “It is also important that the product gains value in the domestic market. Mango is sold on a per-piece basis and is a serious source of income. Trees begin to give full yields after three and four years. You can receive the product even in the year when you plant the sapling. Then, you can earn 190,000 Turkish Liras from an acre.”


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