THE local farmers from West Lekkokpin village, Natmauk township, Magway region are growing the tomato using underground water on a manageable scale and earning regular income for their families.
Tomatoes, a staple food in their fields, are grown by groundwater after the rain.
“There are two types of tomato species such as Myanmar and Taiwan tomato species. Now, we are growing Myanmar tomato species. The tomatoes are planted on patches spaced about three feet apart. It needs to be watered every three days. The fruit is highly yielded right now. Earlier, the price of onion was sold for K1,000 per viss. Now, the price fetched only K350 per viss. We want to get a good price when the fruit is abundantly harvested.
The tomato is conveyed retail and wholesale to Myoma market daily, said a tomato grower from West Lekkokpin village. — Thin Thin Myat/GNLM