Turkey: 150 million stems of carnations grown in Isparta with majority being exported to Europe

When the season ends in Antalya, Isparta high-plains come into play in flower production Thus, there is the opportunity to market and sell carnations from Turkey for 12 months of the year.

Carnations produced in the greenhouses in Deregumu village of Isparta are exported to European countries such as the Netherlands, England, Ukraine, and Romania. Approximately 150 million branches of carnations are produced every year on an area of ​​about a thousand decares under highland conditions. Almost all of the carnations produced are sent to foreign markets. The fact that the coronavirus did not affect the export of carnations made the growers' face smile.

Carnation grower Mesut Kahveci said that 98 percent of the carnations they produced were exported. Underlining that they did not have a problem with exports during the coronavirus epidemic, Kahveci said that they did their best to produce more. Noting that Deregumu is a producing village, Kahveci said, "Deregumu village has a population of approximately 2,200. We provide employment to approximately 2,500 during planting and harvest. In this sense, we are a village that receives immigration thanks to the carnation production."

Source: Sabah

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