The first batch of home-grown avocados from a farm in southwest China’s Yunnan Province are soon to be harvested, local media Xinhuanet reported.
The 500-hectare avocado farm, located near the city of Pu’er, is said to be one of the largest in China.
The total output of avocados is estimated to be around 200 metric tons (MT) this year, according to Qi Jiazhu, chairman of the board of farm investor Greenbank Avocado Company.
The story quoted Yunnan Honghe Institute of Tropical Science researcher Chen Weiqiang as saying Yunnan province is the “most suitable place” to grow avocados in the country due to its favorable conditions.
After years of experimenting, Greenbank Avocado Company found Menglian – an autonomous county in Pu’er – the best area to grow the in-demand crop.
The county plans to have about 6,670 hectares of avocados planted by 2025, the story reported. Output next year is expected to reach 2,000MT.
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