18 Dec 2017


Most of Myanmar's fruit exports go to China, with watermelons, mangoes and melons leading the charge. Pineapple is one of the most popular tropical fruits in the world, and could become another export crop for Myanmar. For many, Myanmar’s best pineapples come from the towns of Hsipaw and Tangyan in Northern Shan State. Pineapples benefit specially from potassium that is critical for large yields combined with high fruit quality. Potassium stimulates plant growth, fruit size, fruit aroma and taste by enhancing the production of sugars and acids.

Photo by Thomas Oberthür, IPNI Southeast Asia Program

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