Khanh Vinh: Cautious Tet grapefruit crop

Tuesday, 28/09/2021, 22:57 [GMT+7]

Khanh Vinh: Cautious Tet grapefruit crop

This is the time for gardeners in Khanh Vinh district (Khanh Hoa) to take care of green-skin grapefruit trees to sell fruits for the Tet crop. Due to the complicated situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, farmers in the district are quite cautious in investing in this grapefruit season. The output of grapefruits this year is forecast not to be as high as that in previous years.
 
6ha of VietGAP grapefruits of Dang Thai Luyen in Khanh Phu commune has been taking care of for about 4 months to prepare for the Tet crop. The grapefruit tree is bearing fruits, his family is expected to sell them in the 11th month of the lunar year. However, Luyen said that due to the epidemic and difficult sale, he will not focus sale on before Tet, but will sell them gradually from before Tet until the third or fourth month of the lunar calendar.
 

 

Farmers in Khanh Phu Commune taking care of grapefruits
Farmers in Khanh Phu Commune taking care of grapefruits
 
Grapefruit orchards are in the same situation. Most of them are bearing fruits; however, the grapefruit orchards are a bit quieter than every year because growers are worried about a difficult Tet grapefruit season. Cao Tieu, a grapefruit grower in Khanh Hiep commune said that he has more than 2 hectares of green-skin grapefruits, he is very cautious in the this season because he encountered many difficulties to sell grapefruits in the last crop.
 
In Khanh Thanh commune, the area of grapefruits in the whole commune is about 63ha. According to local leaders about cultivation techniques, most people in the commune know well.
 
Luong Nguyen Nhat Truong - Head of Agriculture and Rural Development Department of Khanh Vinh district said that the total area of grapefruits in the whole district reached about 550ha. This is the time for people to take care of fruits for the upcoming Tet crop; however, due to the epidemic situation, the district has not yet reported the expected output of grapefruits in this crop.
 
Due to the epidemic, the consumer market is currently facing difficulties. Therefore, the current grapefruit production is not as much as the same period in previous years. The selling price at the garden is still at a stable level, ranging from 20,000 to 25,000 VND/kg. 
 
V. Thanh
 
Translated by T.T