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