Dragon fruits enter harvest season in Long'an county, S China's Guangxi

June 20, 2024 | People's Daily |

Long'an county in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, is currently in the midst of dragon fruit harvest season, boasting exceptional yields due to favorable geographic and climatic conditions enhanced by technological advancements. The Fangba dragon fruit planting base, managed by Guangxi Jinsui Agriculture Group Co., Ltd., has recently completed its harvest across various dragon fruit varieties. With a yield ranging from 4,000 to 5,000 kilograms per mu annually, the company's efforts have significantly boosted local agricultural output.

In 2023 alone, the company generated over 200 million yuan ($28.13 million) from dragon fruit sales, underscoring its economic impact on the region. Since 2018, the initiative has supported more than 3,000 households by involving them in dragon fruit cultivation, thereby creating employment opportunities within the community.

Employing advanced farming techniques like contract farming, the Longxiang dragon fruit planting base has expanded its cultivation area to 400 mu this year, achieving an impressive annual yield of 3,000 kilograms per mu after two years of planting and experimentation. The newly harvested dragon fruits undergo automated processing in a digital warehouse, capable of handling up to 150,000 kilograms daily, ensuring efficient washing, drying, grading, packaging, and cold chain storage before distribution across the country.

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