Colourful cauliflower drawing crowd in Lahan

Siraha, Feb 7: Traditionally cauliflowers are white in colour. But farmer Ratan Shah of Lahan municipality-24 has grown cauliflower of different colors with a different taste, thereby drawing huge attention along with good price for his noble produce.    

Shah has produced cauliflowers in pink and yellow colours. Shah said he had seen such colourful cauliflowers when he was in foreign employment seven years ago. After returning home, he brought such cauliflower seeds from neighbour India and planted in his field. The seeds are five times costlier than non-colourful ones.    

He is now planning to expand his colourful cauliflower farms, after getting good response from the market. “Because of its different color and taste, it is sold as soon as it reaches the market,” said farmer Shah, who is thinking of increasing the production in the coming days.   

Just on Monday, Shah said he sold 16 kgs of colourful cauliflowers at the rate of 200 per kg.  

Meanwhile, large number of people are coming to see the rare colorful cauliflowers in his field. “Since there was widespread talk about this cauliflower everywhere, I came to see what it is really like. After watching it now, my heart is happy, a local headteacher Kusheshwar Yadav said.  (RSS)  

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