"Chinese watermelons enter off-season, but the production season was alright"

"This is the time of year when Chinese watermelons enter the off-season. Most of the watermelons currently for sale come from production areas in Myanmar. The domestic watermelon varieties still for sale are mainly the Sweet King watermelon and the Unicorn watermelon from Yunnan.

The market conditions this season were quite diverse for different watermelon varieties. The Sweet King watermelon variety was quite popular across the country. Unicorn watermelons sold well in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanghai, and Beijing. At the same time, our golden honey melon was quite popular as well." This is according to Fan Shumin of Favorable Geography Specialized Fruit and Vegetable Cooperation.

Mr. Fan on the watermelon farm

"Watermelon farms in Jilin suffered from frequent rainfall in August. In addition, watermelons from farms in Ningxia entered the market in large volumes at the same time. Farmers and traders found it difficult to earn money under these circumstances. However, considering the general slump in the Chinese fruit market this year, the price of watermelons was still alright."

Mr. Fan on the watermelon farm

"Production areas in Myanmar and Laos currently supply the Chinese market with large volumes of bananas. However, large differences in weather conditions, as well as plantation technology and marketing strategies, result in different degrees of product quality. In the end, the import of bananas does not offer any real competition to Chinese melons."



"We mainly sell our watermelons in wholesale markets and supermarkets across the country. Our watermelon varieties include the new 'Beautiful Sweet King' and 'Beautiful Number One', as well as the golden honey melon. Each watermelon variety has a unique flavor and market feedback shows that a growing number of consumers appreciates each watermelon variety. As for regional sales, the Unicorn watermelon variety is mostly sold in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanghai, and Beijing."

For more information:

Fan Shumin

Favorable Geography Specialized Fruit and Vegetable Cooperation (National Representative for Beautiful Sweet King, Beautiful Unicorn, and Beautiful Honey Melon) Beautiful Premium Melon Supplier

Tel.: +86 186 6363 3839 

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