Progress has been made in the breeding studies carried out on bananas by the Alata Horticultural Research Institute affiliated to the General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (TAGEM) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
6 new banana varieties were developed by experts in the open field and greenhouses of the Directorate.
Institute Director Assoc. Dr. Davut Keleş told reporters that the new varieties will make the producers happy with their yield, and said, “We applied to the Ministry’s Seed Registration Certification Directorate, which is affiliated to the General Directorate of Plant Production, for the registration of banana varieties. The registration phase will take approximately 2 years.” said.
Noting that they aim to produce in small greenhouses as well as high-sized banana greenhouses, Keleş said, “One of the bananas we developed was developed from the variety known as ‘dwarf banana’ among the people. High greenhouses are required for banana production. On the contrary, dwarf bananas are grown in vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers. “It can be grown in vast greenhouses. Thus, there is no need for a new greenhouse installation. Our farmers who have space in their greenhouses will be able to plant there.” he said.
Keleş stated that bananas are generally grown in hot climates and they are working to develop varieties that are resistant to cold weather.
Agricultural engineer Süleyman Yalçın also stated that 2 of the 6 bananas they developed were grown in the open field. used the phrase.