At this time of the year, VH6 pears in the Si Ma Cai border district, Lao Cai Province have ripened. Stretching throughout the mountains and valleys of Quan Ho Than, Lung Than, San Chai communes, are pear orchards laden with fruit.
Visitors come to the garden to experience the ripe pear season and buy them as gifts, making the ripe pear season bustling in the ancient land of Si Ma Cai, where the Chay River originates.
|Pears in Si Ma Cai begin to ripen.|
The VH6 pear tree originates from Taiwan (China) and was introduced to Lao Cai, being planted in four highland districts, namely Si Ma Cai, Bac Ha, Bat Xat and Muong Khuong, with a total area of more than 800 hectares. The highland communes of Si Ma Cai are located at an altitude of more than 1,600 m above sea level, belonging to a land rich in zinc and iron oxides, with a temperate climate, and a high temperature difference between day and night, making it very suitable for growing temperate fruit trees such as the VH6 pear and Ta Van plum.
The Si Ma Cai District sees the key to local agriculture as the development of temperate fruit trees, with currently about 120 hectares of VH6 pear trees, cultivated according to organic methods, ensuring a clean and sustainable product. The Si Ma Cai District cooperates with the Quality Assurance of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Department of Lao Cai Province and the Thien Truong High-tech Agriculture Joint Stock Company in Hanoi city to plan the production area according to VietGap standards in Lung Than, in order to bring to the market only the highest quality fresh pears.
|The pear trees are laden with fruit.|
|A 5-year-old pear tree in the garden of Trang Seo Xa's family, Quan Lung Than Commune, Si Ma Cai District.|
|Fruit on straight branches.|
|The fruit clings to low branches close to the ground.|
|The pears are turning green.|
|When ripe, the pears are succulent, soft and sweet.|
|Harvesting pears is easy because the branches are low.|
|In the ripe pear season, many tourists come to experience the atmosphere and buy them as gifts.|
|In a garden of ripe pears.|
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