Chinese lychee production areas are concentrated in the south of the county, especially in Hainan, Guangdong, Guangxi, and Fujian. These production areas produce different varieties that enter the market at different times of the year. And there are huge differences in product quality as well. Lingshan in Guangxi is one of the most famous lychee production areas in China. The lychee from Lingshan are popular in the Chinese market and all across the globe.
There are several reasons for the fame of Lingshan lychee. First, Lingshan has a long history of lychee cultivation. Records go back at least 1500 years. Second, orchards in Lingshan grow nearly every lychee variety there is. Under regular weather conditions the production season begins in the middle of May and continues until the end of July. Third, Lingshan lychee are not just immensely popular in the Chinese market, they are also establishing a name for themselves in overseas markets. In addition, the unique and rich water, soil, and weather conditions make Lingshan an ideal place for growing lychee. Lingshan county is located in the south of Guangxi province, next to the sea on the northern littoral of the Gulf of Tonkin and its economic hinterland. The area falls within the range of the South Asian monsoon climate. Sunshine is abundant and the sun rays are strong. There is no extended period of frost and rainfall is more than sufficient. These conditions are excellent for the cultivation of a whole range of tropical fruits.
"We have a lychee orchard in Lingshan that covers an area of 33 hectares. We mainly grow Concubine Smile, Fragrance of Guilin, and White Sugar Jar lychee. This year the production season officially began on the 25th of May. The supply season is expected to last until the end of July. The harvest was abundant this year. The production volume is steadily expanding. And the product quality is ideal. However, the supply volume is huge and so the market price of lychee is coming down. Still, the price of Lingshan lychee remains quite strong and on the same level as last year. Demand always exceeds supply." This is according to Lin Tiancheng, general manager of Guangxi ChangJun Agricultural Co., Ltd.
General manager Lin continued: "Our Lingshan lychees are available throughout China via e-commerce platforms. They are also sold in export markets as far as Canada, the Netherlands, Malalysia, and Singapore. Our export operations are stable, but the price of transport is higher than usual since cargo space is limited during the pandemic. In the future we will continue to expand our existing markets, and we also hope to extend our export services into new markets such as Europe and the USA."
For more information:
Lin Tiancheng - General manager
Guangxi ChangJun Agricultural Co., Ltd.
Tel.: +86 138 0781 5988