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Growing success in guava cultivation

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Guava(peyara ) farmers are waiting for selling the fruits in Roushan Haat under Chandanaish Upazila.

Chattogram Bureau :

Rawshanhat in Chandanaish upazila under Chattogram district sees abundant supply of guava as nearby Kanchan Nagar area, famous for delicious varieties of the popular rainy season fruit, sees bumper yield this year.Guava farmers of Chandanaish and Patiya upazilas under the district are happy due to its bumper production in the area famous for producing delicious varieties of the popular rainy season fruit this year.
Wholesale traders from different areas now come to Raoshan Hat, Bagicha Hat, Badamtoli and Dohazari of Chandanaish upazila and Kamol Munshir Hat and Kharana bus stand of Patiya upazila where the growers come with baskets full of guava daily.
Guavas are cultivated in around one thousand acres of hilly land in the two upazilas in the southern part of Chittagong district and the fruit worth around Tk six crore is sold on an average every season, said sources of Patiya and Chandanaish upazila agriculture offices.
Besides, there are a large number of guava orchards in the plain lands of the two upazilas, local farmers said. Farmers also cultivate mango, jackfruit, litchi, lemon and other fruits in the area.
Guava of Kanchan Nagar village in Kanchanabad union of Chandanaish upazila has earned special reputation for its taste and size. "This variety of delicious guava grows in this area by virtue of the soil and environment .A pair of baskets containing about 500 guavas was sold at Tk 1,500 early this season. The price fell to Tk 500 in the middle of the season. Now the price is Tk 800 to Tk 1,000.

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