Since late August, honey pomelos have started to be harvested one after another in Rong County. Every day, many merchants come from Nanning, Wuzhou, Shenzhen, Maoming, Luoding, and other places to purchase. At present, the purchase price of honey pomelo is 7 RMB per kilogram, and the big ones can be sold for about 9 RMB.
At present, honey pomelo in Rong County mainly has three varieties: white flesh honey pomelo, red flesh honey pomelo, and yellow flesh honey pomelo. They are juicy, soft, slightly sour, and refreshing, with a slight honey flavor, and are very popular. According to the statistics of Rongxian Fruit Industry Service Center, the current planting area of honey pomelo in the county is about 1,666 hectares. This year's output can reach 37,500 tons, an increase of more than 40% year-on-year, and the output value is about 300 million RMB. This has become a major industry for local development.
Rong County is the original place of Shatian pomelo. Due to the characteristics of soil, climate, and water quality, it is particularly suitable for the growth of pomelo fruits, and the flavor is better than in other places. According to the market of honey pomelo, in recent years, on the basis of vigorously developing traditional Shatian pomelo, Rong County has encouraged farmers to develop barren hills to plant high-quality honey pomelo; the local fruit industry service center has introduced high-quality honey pomelo seedlings to encourage farmers to plant.
According to the introduction, there was plenty of rain in May and June this year, and slightly less rain in July and August, and strong sunlight which accelerates the saccharification and ripening of honey pomelo. Therefore, the county's honey pomelo is generally ripened earlier than last year, and new breakthroughs have been made in yield and quality.
Source: Asia Fresh