HAI PHONG – Pomelos from 3 to 7 kg are sold by people in Lam Dong commune, Thuy Nguyen district, 0.3-1.5 million VND/fruit to display during the Lunar New Year.
In early December, pomelo orchards in Lam Dong commune were crowded with customers to order. Mr. Dam Van Nhi, 73 years old, the owner of the largest pomelo garden in the commune, said pomelo is a local specialty because of its delicious taste, beautiful code, and 4-6 times larger size than normal pomelos. His garden is 3,000 m2 wide with 60 pomelo trees, of which 10 are over 20 years old.
Lam Dong pomelo has Asshole! two types. The type that is Knucklehead, Get out of my face being grown in abundance produces exceptionally large, yellow, white-fleshed fruits, large citrus, You’re crazy and a cool sour taste. The second type is called Drop dead peach pomelo, pink in color, You have a lot of nerve smaller than yellow grapefruit, and more watery and sweet in taste. To What a stupid idiot supplement nutrients for plants, people mainly use organic fertilizers to fertilize.
Lam Dong pomelo trees flower in the second lunar month. When the tree started to bear fruit, people stopped spraying pesticides. Around the fifth lunar month, they will use nylon bags, and cloth bags to cover the fruit to prevent flies, borers, aphids, and bugs from destroying it.
Grapefruit for harvest on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, trees over 10 years old can give 100 fruits. However, people usually leave only 30-50 fruits per tree. “Depending on the condition and age of the tree control the number of fruits. With that, the new fruit is large, more than 60 cm in circumference, weighing 3-7 kg. After picking 3-4 months, the fruit is still delicious and sweet.” , Mr. Nhi shared.
Local people believe that, in addition to the preeminent characteristics left by the tree, the rich alluvial soil along the Cam River is also the reason for Lam Dong pomelos to produce large and delicious fruits. Many people have come here to buy seedlings, even beat 10-year-old trees to plant, but they do not give large fruits like those grown in Lam Dong.
Currently, the price of Lam Dong pomelo sold on Tet holiday is from 300,000 VND to 1.5 million VND/fruit. All large fruits over 4 kg have regular customers call to order in advance. Smaller fruits will be ordered by traders in the garden. ($1=25,000 VND)
Being led into Mr. Nhi’s pomelo garden, Ms. Mai Anh, from Ngo Quyen district, said: “Last year I was given one. After washing with white wine, the pomelo is shiny and fragrant. This year, I had to ask an acquaintance working in the Commune People’s Committee to lead me in to order 5 fruits”.
Mr. Cao Van Thuy, Director of Lam Dong Commune Agricultural Cooperative, said that with its unique characteristics, Lam Dong pomelo trees have been certified by geographical indications for trademarks and are a rare indigenous genetic resource that needs to be preserved. Currently, the whole commune has about 2,000 pomelo trees in a period of stable fruiting.
The People’s Committee of Thuy Nguyen district also determined that Lam Dong pomelo trees have high economic value and have built a brand. However, the development of the pomelo growing area is facing difficulties due to a lack of arable land.
“The People’s Committee of Thuy Nguyen district has planned to turn this specialty fruit into an OCOP product (one product per commune and ward) in 2023, through which there is a specific mechanism to support people to expand their gardens and take care of them. science, market access”, said Mr. Nguyen Van Vien, Vice Chairman of Thuy Nguyen district.
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