“Lychee kingdom” looks to conquer demanding markets

Update: 21:06 | 18/06/2020

Lychee, a specialty of Luc Ngan district, northern Bac Giang province, is expected to soon become one of the most choosy markets in the world - Japan - marking a major step in Vietnamese agricultural products reaching out to the globe.

Lychee kingdom, demanding markets, Bac Giang province, specialty of Luc Ngan district, most choosy markets

Thieu lychee distinguishes itself from other varieties with spherical shape; bright, thin and red peel; thick, white, sweet and juicy flesh; and small seed.

Lychee kingdom, demanding markets, Bac Giang province, specialty of Luc Ngan district, most choosy markets

Hong Van An, 68, in Chu town, Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang province, has nearly 40 years of experience in planting lychee.

Lychee kingdom, demanding markets, Bac Giang province, specialty of Luc Ngan district, most choosy markets

Bac Giang will grow 15,000 ha of Thieu lychees under VietGAP standards this year and 80 ha under GlobalGAP standards for shipment to Europe.

Lychee kingdom, demanding markets, Bac Giang province, specialty of Luc Ngan district, most choosy markets

The province has zoned off 103 ha with an estimated yield of about 600 tonnes for export to Japan.

Lychee kingdom, demanding markets, Bac Giang province, specialty of Luc Ngan district, most choosy markets

Luc Ngan’s Thieu lychee has been exported to the US for three years.

Lychee kingdom, demanding markets, Bac Giang province, specialty of Luc Ngan district, most choosy markets

According to An, harvesting is the hardest time of the season.

Lychee kingdom, demanding markets, Bac Giang province, specialty of Luc Ngan district, most choosy markets

2020 is set to be the first year the fruit enters Japan.

Chinese traders start buying lychee
(BGO) – The Steering Board for Covid-19 pandemic prevention and control in Luc Ngan district (Bac Giang province) on June 16 granted the Certificate of Medical Quarantine Completion for pandemic prevention to 21 Chinese traders to buy lychee in Luc Ngan district. Thus, they started buying the fruits directly from June 17.
 
Over 37 tonnes of lychee sold via MoMo pocket
(BGO) – After one week selling Luc Ngan lychee online via MoMo pocket, to date over 37 tonnes of fruits have been sold online to customers in Ho Chi Minh city.
 
Bustling atmosphere in ripe lychee season
In the early days of June, people in the two districts of Thanh Ha (Hai Duong province) and Luc Ngan (Bac Giang province) harvest lychees in a husty and eager manner. The 2020 crop is looking to to be a fruitful season for lychee farmers, with production levels and selling prices both increasing. 
 
Bac Giang lychee well consumed at supermarkets and restaurants
(BGO) – As of June 14, Bac Giang province has sold more than 54,000 tonnes of lychee. Apart from the foreign markets, many provinces, cities, big wholesales markets nationwide, the fruits are now well consumed at many supermarkets and restaurants in the province.    
 
Lychee consumed to export to US market
(BGO) – Vina T&T Group on June 11 started buying lychees in Luc Ngan district (Bac Giang province) to export to the US. 
 

Source: VNA 

 
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