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VND350 billion orange grove waiting for Tet

An orange grove worth hundreds of billions in Huong Son District, Ha Tinh Province is now ripe and ready for harvesting. Farmers are stocking up to prepare for the Tet season when prices go up.

Huong Son district is considered the capital of oranges, with more than 1,000 hectares, estimated for an output of over 10,000 tons. Annual revenue from oranges is up to hundreds of billions of VND. 

Ms. Mai Thi Hoa said that her family has a 5-ha orange grove, which is now ripe. However, she is still waiting until Tet, when the oranges can be sold at a higher price, to harvest and sell them. 

President of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Huong Son district said that the current price of oranges ranges from 20,000 to 45,000 VND/kg. It is estimated that by Tet holiday it will rise to 60,000-70,000 VND/kg. 

“Orange is a staple crop in the area, and people make a high profit every year from it. According to this year’s numbers, production has reached 350 billion VND, which surpasses previous years.”

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

Huong Son district is the capital of oranges, famous for excellent quality.

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

The groves have been ripe since January.

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

When ripe, the oranges have a golden color, and are lightly sweet.

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

The fruit is not perfectly round, but flat at the bottom.

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

A peeled Huong Son orange.

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

The highest revenue that a grove made from selling oranges is 10 billion VND in a year.

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

Mr. Nguyen Van Dat’s orange grove has over 200 trees, its value is estimated to be around 120 million VND.

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

Harvest will be done close to the Lunar New Year, when prices are high.

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

A homemade insect trap to prevent pests.

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

The oranges that are too ripe are being harvested. Prices currently fluctuate from 20,000-45000 VND.

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

Merchants are starting to visit to stock up for the New Year.

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

A merchant transporting oranges to other provinces.

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

When harvesting, the branches are left on so that the oranges stay fresh for longer and look more attractive.

Làng cam rực vàng giữa rừng, thu vội 350 tỷ ăn Tết

 

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