Tomato from Ywangan area fetching good prices

June 14,2022

THE Thiri Marlar green grocery wholesale market in Mandalay city sees bustling trade in toma­toes supplied by the Ywangan area. The price shows an uptick as well, according to the tomato depots.


About seven to eight 12-wheel truckloads of tomatoes from the Ywangan area are daily flowing into the Thiri Marlar market, said U Aung Moe Na­ing from the Aung commodity centre in Mandalay city.


“Tomatoes from Ywangan area are sent to Mandalay mar­ket. Last month, the Nawnghkio area also supplied tomatoes. At present, the Ywangan area is a single source of supply. The tomatoes are in short supply so the market sees price spike,” he elaborated.


In May, the price of toma­ toes stood at K11,000-13,000 per 18-viss box, but it has now risen to K22,000-24,000.


“The growers are delight­ed with tomato price. Tomatoes from Inlay will be harvested soon,” he continued.


Tomatoes are traded in the Mandalay market at a high price. In addition to to­matoes, other vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, mustard, eggplant, chayote, potato and onions are also selling well. — Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)/GNLM