Greenhouse Tomato Acreage: Turkey
The acreage of tomatoes grown commercially in glasshouses in Turkey is 120,680.33 acres.
THE ACREAGE OF TOMATOES GROWN IN GLASSHOUSES IN TURKEY
- The total acreage of tomatoes grown commercially in glasshouses in Turkey is 120,680.33 acres.
- Turkey is the fifth country in the greenhouse field with 71,400 hectares land area, broken down into 62,884 hectares of vegetables, 7,164 hectares of fruit, and 1,355-hectare area of ornamental plants.
- The area under cover cultivation comprises 12% glass greenhouse, 48% plastic greenhouse, 25% low tunnel, and 15% high tunnel.
- 71,400 hectares is equivalent to 176,433 acres.
- About 35% of the general production area in Turkey's greenhouse in Antalya.
- Eight million tons of vegetables and fruits are grown under covers. 45% of tomatoes, 60% of cucumber, and 25% of pepper are grown under covers.
- 95% of the total vegetables and fruits (excluding flowers) grown in greenhouses are vegetables, and 5% are fruits. Tomato comprises 55% of vegetable production.
To provide the number of acres of tomatoes grown in glasshouses in Turkey, your research team began by converting the land area from the hectares to acres, e.g., 71,400 hectares = 176,433 acres, using a converter. After which, the team calculated the total area (in acres) under covers cultivation in glass greenhouses, which was given as 12% of the total area under cover cultivation. The calculation procedure is as follows:
ACREAGE OF TOMATOES IN GLASS GREENHOUSES
Total land area in the greenhouse field = 176,433 acres
Glass greenhouse share = 12%
Thus, the total glass greenhouse land area = 176,433 acres x 12% = 21,172 acres of glass greenhouse.
The total production of vegetables in greenhouses =95%, of which 55% are tomatoes. Thus, the team calculated the real percentage of tomatoes as follows:
55%*95%= 52%, which was applied to the acres of glass greenhouses.
This result was further calculated as 21,172 acres cultivated in glass greenhouses x 52% of tomatoes= 11,009.44 acres of tomatoes in glass greenhouses.