Cetmi sugar bean, which has been produced with traditional methods from ancestral seeds for centuries in Konya’s Beysehir district, Akcabelen Mahallesi, has a geographical indication registration certificate and is also in demand from European countries to which it is exported.
Cetmi sugar bean, which has been produced with traditional methods from ancestral seeds for centuries in the Akcabelen District of Beysehir district of, Konya has a geographical indication registration certificate and is also in demand in European countries where it is exported. He said it was obtained from the seeds of ancestors that have been used for years. Stating that they produce an average of 300-350 tons per year in an area of approximately 1500 decares in the settlement center, Unuvar said, “We have been planting beans for years, as we have seen from our ancestors. We make ‘machines‘. However, when planting with traditional methods, the yield increases even more.” Emphasizing that their ancestors continued to grow their seeds without changing them, Unuvar stated that they wanted to see beans in big markets in the country.
“The reputation of our bean spread abroad”
Stating that their main aim is to increase the quality of the product grown in the region, Unuvar said, “The harvest period starts in September. The beans that mature in these months are collected, dried in the field for 5-10 days, thrown into the soil. Our products are sent to Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Germany and England. After that, we increase exports. We get very positive feedback from the places we send abroad. Last year we exported 15-20 tons of products, this year this figure is 50- We expect it to reach 60 tons. We continue to work to increase it. Both the number of countries and the amount in the coming years. Especially the seed they want from us continues to produce intact. Even the market owners who came to visit us called us and thanked us.