Harvesting homegrown persimmons
In A Luoi, a several hectares of quality persimmon varieties are grown sparsely in Hong Bac, Hong Kim, and Hong Thai towns, etc. The area planting persimmon witnesses the huge decrease in comparison with the past due to the harsh and low quality persimmon varieties being cut off to replace by the high economic value varieties. At present, the locality is planning to develop persimmon as an economic crop to help the people reach the goal of poverty reduction.
Hong Bac is the largest persimmon growing commune. Some households plant around 30 to 40 persimmon trees, and the rest has several trees planted sparsely. Each hectare can be planted with around 330 trees, each tree produces an average of 100kg of fruit.
Currently, the popular grown and grafted persimmon varieties are mainly orange persimmon, mandarin persimmon, egg persimmon, square-shaped persimmon, and pointed persimmon, etc. Over the past 2 years, A Luoi persimmons have been welcomed by the market and even brought to Hue city for consumption as a delicious and clean fruit. The price of persimmon sold at garden is from 15.000 VND to 20.000 VND per kilogram depending on each variety. A Luoi persimmons are all tasty to eat when it is ripen or soaked into crispy persimmons.
The harvest time of persimmon season often lasts from every September to October. Coming to A Luoi on this occasion, it will be easy for you to buy some persimmons in the town market or along Ho Chi Minh roadsides. Persimmons are good for health thanks to its vitamin and mineral contents, as well as its organic compounds. Eating persimmon helps reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, decrease cholesterol levels and improve eye health. Therefore, many people brought A Luoi persimmons as a gift when they come to this peaceful land.
Let’s contemplate the season of persimmon in A Luoi together with Thua Thien Hue Online:
A tree of egg persimmon on the porch of a house in Hong Bac commune
Agriculture officers carrying out survey of persimmon gardens in local people’s houses
The work of fruit collection is usually done by the young people as the persimmon trees are quite high
Persimmons “swaying” in the Autumn sunlight in Hong Kim Commune
Ripe bowl-shaped persimmons are sold at 20.000 VND per kilogram
Children enjoying picking persimmons in the garden
… and willing to invite guests the delicious fruits
In this season, persimmons are usually “present” in the meals of A Luoi people
Bowl-shaped persimmons arranged in 5 to10kg bags are being sold wholesale by the traders in the town market
It is easy to bump into the image of persimmon baskets set for sell on Ho Chi Minh roadsides
By T.Ninh - M.Truc