The Wuxian tangerine is a variety that has only been planted for a few years now. The production volume is not that large, but the flavor is excellent. This tangerine variety is quite popular in the Chinese market and sells well. The new harvest of Wuxian tangerines is already growing on the trees. Manager Yi, a spokesperson for Guangxi Jiezhiyuan Agricultural Development Co., Ltd. recently talked about current conditions in Wuxian tangerine production areas.
According to manager Yi, some of the tangerine trees in Guangxi suffered from plant disease and insect pests due to excessive rainfall this year. Farmers who have been unable to treat the trees in time now see the tangerines fall from the trees. The volume of fruit on the trees is about 20%-30% lower for such tangerine varieties as the Shatang tangerine and Orah mandarin. Although the production volume per hectare will decrease this season, the overall surface area devoted to tangerine plantation has seen explosive growth in recent years, so that the overall production volume continues to expand.
Market supply far exceeds market demand
The main production area of Wuxian tangerines is in Wuxuan County, Guangxi. The overall surface area devoted to Wuxian tangerine plantation expanded by 667 hectares this year. Some farmers are fully devoted to Wuxian tangerine plantation, while others have reserved a part of their orchard to test this new tangerine variety.
The Wuxian tangerine looks similar to the Orah mandarin and the Maogu tangerine. The Wuxian tangerine is juicy with the right amount of fruit pulp and a relatively high sugar content at 16%. Not only is the flavor exceptional, but this tangerine enters the market when few other varieties are available. The peak sales period of Wuxian tangerines begins every year in April and lasts until June. During this period the sales of Shatang tangerines and Orah mandarins are already over. And apart from the summer orange, there is no other variety on the market with the same delicious flavor as the Wuxian tangerine. This variety perfectly complements the Chinese tangerine market.
"Orah mandarins and Shatang tangerines have gained immensely in popularity over recent years. Many farmers followed this trend and switched to Orah mandarins or Shatang tangerines. However, while the profit was still good in the first three years and the second three years, the market has now become saturated. There is far more supply than demand. In the third three years profit quickly declined, and some of the new farmers who are struggling with plantation management are even suffering financial loss," said manager Yi.
"The Wuxian tangerine is still a new variety, it only sold in large volumes for the first time last year. This variety does not have the same reputation as Orah mandarins or Shatang tangerines, but market feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. There is significant market demand for this tangerine variety. Furthermore, the Wuxian tangerine is easily managed and suffers very little from plant disease and insect pests. The production volume per hectare is huge and the product quality is great. That is why we encourage farmers to switch to the Wuxian tangerine variety."
Jiezhiyuan Agricultural Development plans to open up almost seven thousand hectares for Wuxian plantation in Laibin and Wuxuan in the next 3-5 years. The company hopes to turn the Wuxian tangerine variety into a regional landmark product. That is why the company team provides free technological support for local farmers and continuously searches for high-end retail channels. They hope to bring the excellent flavor of Wuxian tangerines to even more consumers soon.
For more information:
Yi - Manager
Guangxi Jiezhiyuan Agricultural Development Co., Ltd.
Tel.: +86 18877308149