"India Green first came to China as a pollination tree. They were regarded as self-blooming trees. At the same time they could also pollinate other trees. But the fruit that came from trees pollinated by India Green, like the Red Fuji apple, always had a considerable proportion of green on the peel. As a result they didn't look good and couldn't be sold for a high price. So now, as new varieties were introduced, the India Green was used less and less as a pollination tree. That is why almost no supermarkets or fruit shops sell India Green apples."
"An apple like a sweet memory"
"Even though India Green doesn't have a clear superiority when it comes to being used as a pollination tree, the apples it bears are still the sweetest of all apples. The sweetness can attain a level of 18.98 brix, so it almost doesn't have anything sour when eaten."
"Many older people eat India Green apples. They love that the apples are sweet, but not too hard. They remind the people of the taste of apples when they were young. That's why we also approach the India Green apples as a variety that reminds you of the past."
"Starting from a small surface"
"In the current Chinese apple industry, many consumers have a preference for firm and sweet apples, like the Red Fuji. That's why the red Fuji still has a leading position when it comes to the cultivation surface. Compared to the Red Fuji, India Green apples only have a small cultivation surface. But we believe that in the current period, where apples are produced in abundance, there is room for different apple varieties because they taste good. After people have eaten so many firm and sweet Red Fuji apples, they may want to taste something else as well. At that time, India green apples are a wise choice."
Rongchengyu Apple Cultivation Cooperative
"Our cultivation base is completely oriented towards the dwarf tree concentrated method. At the same time, we use terrace farming, an irrigation+fertilisation system and an ecological cycle of animal forming, ponds and fruit. We do what we can to create a high-standard ecological garden. At the same time, we also registered the brand 'Yuping' for the apples of our orchard. This year we already harvested over a million kg of Yuping apples of the Red Fuji variety with the intention of selling them in Inner Mongolia, Canton and other places."
"We believe that the future of the Chinese fruit market depends on high quality fruit. So we take care of the cultivation part and persist in the continuing improvement of the cultivation techniques and the apple quality. At the same time we will also keep introducing different products for the consumers, like the India Green apples. That way everyone has an even more abundant range of choices."
Rongchengyu Apple Cultivation Professional Cooperative
Telephone: (+86) 1386 3061 528
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