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"Chinese market conditions for Hainan wax apples are better than last year"

Black Iron wax apples originate in Pingtung County in Taiwan. This is a wax apple variety that is based on the Black Pearl wax apple, which was cultivated and improved to create the Black Iron wax apple. The new variety was introduced to Hainan around the year 2000, which means the Black Iron wax apple now has nearly 20 years of plantation history in Hainan.

The Black Iron wax apple does very well in the natural environment of Hainan and quickly became one of the most widely planted wax apple variety on the island. There are Black Iron wax apple production areas in Qionghai, Wanning, Sanya, Ledong, Haikou, Ding'an, Lin'gao, and Chengmai, in Hainan. The wax apple variety is quite popular in the market and as a result the overall surface area devoted to the plantation of Black Iron wax apples in Hainan continues to grow every year.

Black Iron wax apples

Black Iron wax apples

"This season our Black Iron wax apples already entered the market in November, 2019. The harvest season was delayed by an entire month because of irregular weather conditions. Furthermore, the production volume declined by 30% in comparison with last year. However, the product quality of our wax apples is excellent. The product quality greatly benefits from the unique weather conditions, natural environment, and soil quality in Hainan. The flavor of Hainan wax apples is quite good and the production volume is generally big." This is according to Mr. Chang Zhongjie, a fruit grower and trader from Hainan.

Black Iron wax apples Hainan Black Iron wax apples

"At the moment, we are selling our wax apples through WeChat traders, market stalls, and e-commerce platforms. We sell our wax apples throughout the country. The wax apples we sell come in a great variety, but only the Black Iron wax apple is suitable for e-commerce and high-end market sales. The retail conditions for the Black Iron wax apple variety are different because this product variety tastes better than other wax apples. Only the Black Iron wax apple can meet the high standard of high-end markets. We currently offer the wax apples in gift boxes of 1.5 kg and 2.5 kg, because Chinese Spring Festival [25 January, 2020] is coming soon. In the coming years we will focus our attention on the Black Iron wax apple. We will establish a set of high standards and create our own brand."

Black Iron wax apples

Black Iron wax apples

"Wax apples are quite difficult to keep fresh, compared to most agricultural products. The wax apples remain fresh for around 3-4 days. Keeping the wax apples for a long time will affect the flavor and the wax apple will turn soft. In addition, the overall quality of wax apples suffered from recent irregular weather conditions, which in turn put limits on the sales. However, we believe that our three key values help us guarantee sales: diverse retail channels, stable supply, and excellent reputation in the industry."

For more information:

Chang Zhongjie

Hainan fruit grower and trader

Tel.: +86 199 8907 2111 

WeChat ID: czj18100963536 

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