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Cinnamon Cultivation

cinnamon-cultivation

Cinnamon tree in wild state grow to the height of from ten to fifteen meters. Ceylon Cinnamon is vastly improved by the systematic methods of cultivation maintenance and harvesting practices adopted in Sri Lanka has gained a vast improvement.

Presently, the Cinnamon cultivation is concentrated along the coastal belt of the country, stretching from Negombo to Matara and has spread to the inland areas of Kalutara, Kosgoda, Ambalangoda, Matara, Hambantota and Ratnapura.

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cinnamon-cultivation

Sri Lanka continues to be the major producer of Ceylon Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and commands 90% of the world export market of “True Cinnamon”, and Cinnamon exports stood at $ 132.0 Mn in 2013. Cinnamon is also the Sri Lanka’s leading Spice in terms of area under cultivation, volume, foreign exchange earnings and employment opportunities.