That is the common mentality of many farmers when they see a certain kind of tree being priced. This is also the beginning leading to many farming movements, newly planted and failed.
Mr. Phan Hanh (in Chu Kbo commune, Krong Buk district, Dak Lak province) said that the passion fruit growing movement is spreading in the locality. According to Hanh, passion fruit prices are high, reaching 25,000 - 26,000 VND / kg, which is easy to grow, care and light investment. "But I can only look at people sitting and collecting money, psychological farmers see what is profitable, they will only grow" - Mr. Hanh said.
Mr. Hanh added, there is no accurate statistics in Chu Kbo commune, but many households planted a few hectares of passionate. With the current price, they can pocket a few million dong / day. However, all of this area is spontaneous, there is no link with the business in product consumption.
According to incomplete statistics, the Central Highlands has about 5,000 hectares of passion fruit. Ngoc Hoi District (Kon Tum), although passion fruit tree has not been included in the development plan, but by mid-2017, the area has more than 80ha.
In Bo Y commune, only in a short time, the area of passion fruit increased rapidly, up to 60ha, accounting for more than 2/3 of the passionate area of Ngoc Hoi district, although the CPC announced that the households should not develop. This tree is too massive.
Anyone can see the immediate benefit, the investment in passion fruit growing is only about 150 million VND / ha, after 6 months it is possible to harvest. Selling for 12,000 - 15,000 VND / kg, the farmers are profitable, while the price of over 20,000 VND / kg can be collected several hundred million VND / ha.
Passion fruit wholesale price
The "waves" of the market
In fact, at the beginning of 2017, the price of lemon is only 10,000 - 15,000 / kg, then 3,000 - 5,000 VND / kg, farmers suffer a hardship.
But then, when the price of lemon sauce returned, the people raced to break down the pepper garden. In the capital of pepper - Chu Se district (Gia Lai), passion fruit also spreads to 100ha.
At the end of 2017, the first batch of passion fruit was exported to the EU. Shortly thereafter, MARD and Son La Provincial People's Committee organized the construction of a passion fruit processing factory and export vegetables and fruits invested by Nafoods Group. Up to now, the total passionate area of Son La province is 523ha, the output is estimated at 3,165 tons. It is expected that in 2018 the province will export about 500 tons of passion fruit to China. This number will increase to 550 tons in 2019 and about 600 tons by 2020.
Previously, Gia Lai Provincial People's Committee agreed to allow Nafoods Group to invest in the citrus material area of 3,000 ha (by 2025), in which the area of farmers was 1,300 ha. The PPC also approved 3 projects to promote passion fruit development.
Before this information, people "feverish" because passion is also understandable. But relatives also need to understand that not every business can reach. In 2017, Mr. Lo Xuan Ho in Chieng Khay commune, Quynh Nhai district (Son La) also planted passion fruit with the ambition to supply Nafoods. But because he was far from the factory, the number was not large enough for the company to buy, so he had to find the consumer market himself.
Therefore, even if the price is "fever" like this time, the people also need to be alert, massive investment may have to bear the consequences in the future.
According to Tay Nguyen news.