Ceylon Cinnamon growing areas in Sri Lanka


 Cinnamon Growing Areas (World’s Largest Producer)

Ceylon Cinnamon is one of Sri Lanka’s primary exports. Cinnamon grows in the sabaragamuwa area and southern area of Sri Lanka. The main Ceylon Cinnamon growing areas are Matara, Galle, Kalutara, Ratnapura, and Gampaha areas in Sri Lanka. Mainly in the coastal belt Negambo to Matara areas in Sri Lanka.


Cinnamon is a sun-loving plant, and lots of sunshine is needed to grow. The most suitable temperature is between 25C and 32C. Rainfall should be in the region of 1,750-3,500 mm per annum.

Cinnamon Grades (standard diameter sizes)

Grade Diameter (max. mm)
Alba 6-9 mm
Continental (C )
C5 Sp. 9-12 mm
C5 10-12 mm
C4 13 mm
C3 16 mm
C2 17 mm
C 19 mm
Mexican (M)
M5 Sp. 16 mm
M5 16 mm
M4 19 mm
Hamburg (H)
H1 23 mm
H2 25 mm
H3 38 mm

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Comments (5)

  • Reply Adnan Sherwani - November 18, 2018

    This is Adnan from INDIA. Plz send me details of Ceylon Cinnamon..

    • Reply admin - November 18, 2018

      Hi Adnan,
      Contact on Whatsapp +94728251384 or [email protected] for more info about the Ceylon Cinnamon

  • Reply Heidi - June 29, 2019

    Can tourists visit a cinnamon plantation?

    • Reply admin - June 30, 2019

      Yes for sure.

  • Reply pulitha - June 29, 2020

    what are the areas where cinamon was cultivated in the coastal area of sri lanka

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