Hai Duong’s early maturing lychees sell at high prices

Friday, 2020-05-22 13:05:06
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Early maturing lychees harvested in Thanh Quang Commune, Thanh Ha District. (Photo: baohaiduong)
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NDO – Early maturing lychees are being harvested in Thanh Ha District, the largest lychee farming area in the Northern province of Hai Duong, while lychees of the main crop promise good consumption thanks to effective trade promotion activities.

Early maturing lychees are sold at stable prices from VND37,000-VND40,000 per kg, an increase of VND10,000-VND15,000 per kg compared to last year.

Thanh Quang Commune has seen the earliest maturing lychee in Thanh Ha District, with local lychee sold at good prices from VND50,000-VND53,000 per kg.

Thanh Ha District is enjoying a bumper lychee crop this season with an estimated volume of 35,000 tonnes.

Thanh Ha lychee picking began from early May and the harvest of the fruit is expected to span until early July this year, 10 days longer than in previous years.

About 40% of Thanh Ha lychee were exported to China and other countries in the previous years. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the district has focused on boosting domestic consumption.

The district has promoted the local fruit through mass media, sent letters to thousands of enterprises to invite them to buy lychee, and held a conference on guiding enterprises to trace the origin of the fruit.

A lychee promotion week is also scheduled to be held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in late May and early June.

Large distribution groups and supermarkets have visited lychee farming areas to survey and sign purchase contracts with local farmers.

Many local traders have also received orders to export lychee to the Republic of Korea, the UK, Germany, France, Thailand and China, promising good consumption of the fruit.