The cape gooseberry is still a novelty fruit in the Chinese market. Compared with popular categories such as apples and bananas, the total production of this fruit is still limited, but its planted area has been expanding over recent years along with its popularity, and the market demand has also increased.
Mr. Zhang, a fruit grower and seller from Hainan says that everything has been going well since he started growing cape gooseberries in Yunnan. "We are planting for the new 2020 season. After gaining insights into the potentials of cape gooseberries in the market, we started to grow this fruit in Yunnan. The climate here is very good, so the fruit grows very well. In addition, thanks to Yunnan's unique geographical location, our crops become available earlier than those from northeast China, which has given us an advantage in sales. "
Although cape gooseberries are also grown in Northeast China, Mr. Zhang says that they are not facing fierce competition in the market. “The mild competition and smooth sales are mainly due to the limited production. Our growing center covers 200 mu. Our new production season starts in May when the fresh crops become available. Our product is sold at about 10-15 yuan per half a kilo. Currently, the largest markets we sell to are Guangzhou, Jiaxing, and Hangzhou. As the new season looks promising, we expect to harvest about 1,000 or 1,500 kilos. "
Contact: Mr. Zhang
Company: Hainan Fruit Grower and Seller