There was no problem in the export of carnations last year in the village of Deregumu in the center of Isparta despite all the issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, and the production area has increased by 80 % this year. It is expected that 300 million stems of carnations will be produced in an area of 200 hectares this season in the village. Isparta is an important agricultural city with rose, apple, cherry, lavender, and tomato production, In recent years, more and more growers started also to grow carnations within the city borders.
The carnations produced in the city are exported to European countries, especially to the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. The growers, who hesitantly planted carnation seedlings last year, when the pandemic started in the village, increased their production area by 80 % this year after the exports proved to be extremely profitable in the past year. The planting of the carnations for the new season is almost completed. Nearly 99% of the production is exported in the past year. The sale price per stem was 40 cents in 2020.
Source: Gazete Rize
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