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Turkey: Lavender production area is expanding

Lavender, which has a wide area of use, takes the lead among the products whose cultivation is increasing every year because it grows without water, its workmanship is almost non-existent and it brings higher income than many products. Lavender, which is cultivated all over Turkey, has become an alternative income source for the farmer.

Lavender, which is the most cultivated product among aromatic plants, has become an alternative income source for farmers.

IT HAS BEEN AN ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF INCOME FOR THE FARMERS

The production area of lavender, which is the most cultivated plant among medicinal aromatic plants with its smell and color, is expanding every year. Lavender, which is cultivated all over Turkey, has become an alternative income source for the farmer. Manisa, one of the important agriculture and animal husbandry cities, is also one of the cities where lavender cultivation is popular.

THE MOST SELLING PRODUCT IS LAVENDER OIL

Tamer Yasar, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Agrolidya Farming Inc., a producer of fruit saplings and medicinal aromatic plant seedlings, stated that lavender is in high demand in the cosmetic, health and cleaning sectors and said, “The most sold product among the medical aromatic plant seedlings we grow is lavender seedlings. One of the most valuable essential oils is lavender oil. The fact that its oil is very valuable, that even the water that comes out with its oil can be sold, and the workmanship is very low and cost-free, cause people to be interested in this product. When we look at the requests coming from our e-commerce site www.agrolidya.com, there is a very large audience interested in lavender. Some take 3-5 roots in their garden for their scent, while others establish large gardens. Especially in recent years, beekeepers prefer lavender. In order to produce lavender honey, beekeepers receive requests for lavender seedlings. It is possible to harvest the lavender plant, which has 1800-2000 roots per decare, in the second year. Lavender, which has many uses in medicine, cosmetics and industry, is one of the products whose cultivation is increasing every year because it grows without water, its workmanship is almost non-existent and it brings higher income than many products.”

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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