Kyaikmaraw durian, pomelo fetch high prices during harvest time


April 20,2022


THE prices of durian and pome­lo from Kyaikmaraw Township, Mon State, are escalating in the early time of harvest season, al­lowing the farm owners to earn handsome profits.


The durian and pomelo are abundantly harvested in April. There are two types of durians in the market: Thai durian and native durian varieties. Consum­ers mostly prefer Thai durian varieties due to their thick skin and richer taste. The prices of Thai varieties touched a high of K10,000-K30,000, while the prices of native durian varie­ties are pretty low due to little flesh. Next, farm owners sell the pomelo at K3,000-4,000. Those farm owners who can harvest the fruits at present are doing well financially. I can pluck 200 pomelos and 100 durians at once, said U Kyaw Kyaw, a farm owner.


The growers lack foreign demand amid the pandem­ic. There are approximately 15,000 acres of pomelo acreage across the states and regions. However, pomelo can solely rely on the domestic market for now. — Cho Myat Myat Htwe (Kyaikmaraw)/GNLM