Vegetables can be broadly divided into two main categories namely, Low-country and Up-country vegetables, with over 50 varieties found to be exported around the globe. Of the vegetables commonly produced in the low-elevated region, pumpkin, cucumber, gourds, brinjal, ash plantain, wing bean, sweet potato and long beans, takes precedence amongst the indigenous crops. Whilst in the central highlands mainly in the areas of Nuwera-eliya and Badulla regions, carrots, leeks, cabbage, beetroot, tomato, beans, cauliflower and potato are considered as an exotic group of vegetables with a high cropping intensity, most of which commonly grown all year-round. Sri Lankan vegetables are much relished by the International market for not only their nutritious values and richness in flavour but also for maintaining a long shelf-life.
Carrots – Daucus Carota

-        Agro-climatic zones / Districts

-        Cultivated in all agro-ecological regions.

-        Plantations – Medium and large scale orchards.

-        Grown in almost all countries.

Beans – Phaseolus Vulgaris L.

-        Agro-climatic zones / Districts

-        Bush and pole beans are grown in all agro-ecological regions apart from the up-country wet zone.

-        Plantations – Medium and large scale plantations.

-        Crop availability

Tomato – Lycopersicon Esculentum mill.

-        Agro-climatic zones / Districts

-       Various agro-ecological regions of the Country acquire different varieties with its own characteristic flavour, appearance and taste.

-       Plantations – Large, Medium and small scale orchards.

Beetroot – Beta Valgaris

-       Agro-climatic zones / Districts

-       Cultivated in all agro-ecological regions.

-       Predominantly in Nuwera-eliya, Badulla, Kandy, Matale districts.

-       Plantations – Medium and small scale orchards.

Cabbage (Chinese, Red & White) – Brassica Oleracea

-        Agro-climatic zones / Districts

-        Cultivated in up-country and certain parts of mid-country.

-        Predominantly in Nuwera-eliya district.

-        Plantations – Large scale orchards.

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