Lin County, Shanxi province, has a jujube growing area of more than 50,000 hectares (800,000 mu). The annual production amounts to approximately 200 million kilo. Lin is therefore named 'the Chinese jujube town' by the State Forestry Administration.
The jujube industry accounts for more than 40% of Lin's annual total agricultural output and for more than 70% of the income of jujube farmers per capita.
However, this year's bumper harvest from Lin is selling poorly. In other parts of the country jujubes occupy the market and consumption is declining.
Pests, diseases and sales methods are also main reasons why the jujube market of Lin County is under pressure.
Source: China Agricultural Network