Turkish local’s modest strawberry initiative transforms into eight tons of harvest
KAHRAMANMARAŞ – Doğan News Agency
A woman in the southern Turkish province of Kahramanmaraş who started her entrepreneurship journey with just five strawberry seedlings back in 2013 has managed to harvest eight tons of strawberry this year.
Nilgün Kayıran bought five strawberry seedlings from a local market in 2003, after which she decided to expand her initiative.
“Five years ago I picked up five strawberry seedlings as a hobby. I then decided to plant them in front of my house and this year we had 5,000 roots. We built a low tunnel system. The strawberries are produced through a biological spraying method and are completely natural,” said the entrepreneurial Kayıran.
She added that she does not need to sell to markets and locals can buy directly from her house.