(HBO) – Green on the skin and red in flesh, On Chau mandarin in the windy land of Cao Phong have just entered the ripe season. This specialty fruit always opens the citrus fruit harvest season of Cao Phong district and the whole Hoa Binh province.
Farms in Area 4 of Cao Phong towns in Cao Phong
district harvest On Chau mandarin in the main season.
Mandarin has been available in fruit shops in markets across the province,
especially Cao Phong district and Hoa Binh city for the recent two weeks.
Le Thanh Ha, a fruit seller in Tong-Tan Thinh market in Hoa Binh city, said
that along with fruits that are in the harvest season such as custard apple,
persimmon, longan and pomelo, On Chau mandarin in early crop is favored by many
consumers. This year, the price of mandarin in the early crop is equal to that
in the same period last year, at between 20,000-25,000 VND (0.88-1.1 USD) per
In the context that the consumer goods market is being hard hit by the COVID-19
pandemic, farmers growing citrus fruits in the province have been worried about
the selling of their products.
However, On Chau mandarin, the first specialty fruit to be harvested and sold,
have seen good signals in sale.
According to Dao Thi Quynh Nga, owner of Thuy Nga farm in Area 4, Cao Phong
towns, due to the impacts of the pandemic, the market for the fruit has been
shrunken, while the transport of mandarin out of the province for selling has
However, citrus fruit farmers in the locality have still been optimistic as the
sale volume and price have been stable thanks to consumers’ confidence in the
high quality of On Chau mandarin and other citrus fruits of Hoa Binh.
Farmers in the citrus fruit region of Hoa Binh have hopeed that On Chau
mandarin will bring a good start for a new harvest season. Consumers are
advised to take time to taste the specialty fruit of Hoa Binh as the On Chau
mandarin season lasts for a very short time of about only one month, or else
they will have to wait for another one year./.
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