The surface area devoted to grape plantations in south China rapidly increased when measures were implemented to avoid the influence of rain on cultivation. The overall surface area devoted to grapes in the 12 large administrative regions in south China, as well as their production volume, account for 30% of China's total. The 12 administrative regions are Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangxi, Fujian, and Zhejiang.
The increased production volume has turned the once high-status fruit into a people's favorite. The profits of grape growers also significantly shrank. The main driving force in the development of the grape industry now is the constant emergence of new product varieties. As the surface area devoted to grape plantation seems to reach an equilibrium, the emergence of new product varieties becomes more fast-paced and widespread. One of these varieties is the Yangguang Meigui [Sunshine Rose].
Overall surface area devoted to grape plantation in south China's 12 large administrative regions
Yangguang Meigui has already spread across most production areas in China. The overall surface area devoted to this product variety is estimated at 34 thousand hectares. Yangguang Meigui seedling plants are also a regular trade item this year. Some varieties are more expensive than Yangguang Meigui, but as they become more widespread and affordable, then planters will have a greater selection to choose from.