Update: 20:50 | 06/11/2019
(BGO) – According to the Division of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) in Luc Ngan district (Bac Giang province), the local farmers in the district cultivated more than 2,200 hectares of pomelo (1,700 hectares of sweet pomelo, 537 hectares of green skin pomelo) and over 4,100 hectares of orange (1,900 hectares of yellow flesh orange and 2,100 hectares of sweet orange).
Total orange output is expected to yield more than 41,800 tonnes and pomelo is over 15,100 tonnes. As of November 5, the local farmers sold over 12,800 tonnes of green skin pomelo and 8.36 tonnes of yellow flesh orange.
The farmer in Nghia Ho commune (Luc Ngan district) harvests the yellow flesh orange.
Now, the green skin pomelo is sold at the orchard with the highest price of 41-42,000 VND (1.82 USD) per kilogram, up 1,000 VND per kilogram comparing to last week price while yellow flesh orange is sold at 10 – 13,000 VND per kilogram (the same as the price in the early season last year).
Head of the district DARD Tang Van Huy said this year the citrus productivity in the district increases nearly 8,000 tonnes comparing to last year figure. The farmers enjoy smooth consumption also.
Now the orchard owners almost sold out the green skin pomelo while it is coming to the harvest season of the yellow flesh orange, thus the output does not go up dramatically.
The farmers in Nghia Ho commune (Luc Ngan district) pack the yellow flesh orange.
To help the farmers consume the products, the district People’s Committee is preparing for the 2019 Fair of Luc Ngan orange, pomelo and signature products to be held from November 29 to December 1, 2019 at the central square of the district.
The event aims to communicate, promote and create favourable condition to connect the farmer, enterprise, scientist and manager in linkage of production, processing and consumption for the farm produce, especially the fruits to the domestic and foreign markets.