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In hard times, queen of the fruits turns into mangosteen jam

By Thai Newsroom Reporters MANGOSTEEN JAM IS BEING industriously manufactured in an eastern district of Chanthaburi albeit not in high demand. The more the queen of the fruits is processed, the less it is thrown away as a rotten, unsold farm produce, simple as that. Farmer Boonsong Srisantanakit has recruited relatives and neighbours in Khao

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Business

Retailers bound to meet halfway, literally

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FARMERS HARVESTING CASH CROPS in eastern provinces of Chanthaburi, Rayong and Trat have called on fruit retailers in the northeastern, northern and central regions to literally meet them half way under the sustained pandemic situation. Dozens of farmers growing and harvesting durian, mangosteen, rambutan and longkong in those eastern provinces have

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Business

Big fruit harvest in the South – most of it going overseas

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FOUR TROPICAL FRUITS of southern Thailand – durian, mangosteen, rambutan and longkong – are being harvested for sales and largely destined for export. According to the Department of Agricultural Economics’ deputy secretary-general Anchana Tracho, a peak volume of durian fruit is getting ripe for harvest between this month and next in

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