China: Hainan residents set Guinness World Record for lychee picking

A team of 12 Hainan residents set the world record for picking more than 758 kilo lychees within an hour.

The record was set in May 2018 in the city of Haikou, the island's administrative center. Originally it was planned to collect 300 kg, but the locals doubled the numbers and in 60 minutes collected 758 kg and 150 grams of the fruit.

Lychee plantations on the island cover over 66.km2. The lychee ripening season starts in May. According to local farmers, this year the volume of lychee production in Hainan will reach 55,000 tons.

Tass.com explains that recently, in addition to wholesalers and retailers, it has become possible to buy lychees online. Many online stores, in particular Juhuasuan and T-mall, do home delivery.


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