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Seedless lemon farm collects over 3 tons per day in Long An
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Trang trại chanh không hạt thu hơn 3 tấn mỗi ngày ở Long An

In 2012, Mr. Nguyen Van Hien (42 years old) began to plant seedless lemons on a plot of land in Thanh Loi commune, Ben Luc district (Long An province). After two years of failed planting, Mr. Hien's new lemon variety gradually developed, giving stable harvest.

Trang trại chanh không hạt thu hơn 3 tấn mỗi ngày ở Long An

This seedless lime variety is originally from the USA. Seedlings are imported from domestic research institutes. This species has bigger fruit and reaches more fruit than regular lemon, which is preferred by the market.

Trang trại chanh không hạt thu hơn 3 tấn mỗi ngày ở Long An

Hien currently owns a seedless lemon garden larger than 100 hectares, with about 35,000 roots with an average age of 8 years.

Trang trại chanh không hạt thu hơn 3 tấn mỗi ngày ở Long An


"Seedless lemons are quite suitable for acid sulfate soil in this region. This species has big roots, the tree can be nearly 8 m high, so it has to be trimmed to fit the harvest. Both lemon farms are equipped with automatic irrigation systems." , said the gardener.

Trang trại chanh không hạt thu hơn 3 tấn mỗi ngày ở Long An

After nearly 2 years of planting, seedless lemons begin to bear fruit. When the fruit is half the size of a fist, the green skin and the ball are harvested.

Trang trại chanh không hạt thu hơn 3 tấn mỗi ngày ở Long An

This lemon bears fruit all year round, a tree will harvest once every 20 days, yielding about 15 kg per picking.

Trang trại chanh không hạt thu hơn 3 tấn mỗi ngày ở Long An


"The whole farm harvested, so every day dozens of workers picked lemons. Calculated, every day I collected more than three tons of seedless lemons," the farm owner said.

Trang trại chanh không hạt thu hơn 3 tấn mỗi ngày ở Long An


Along each batch of lemon, ditch the deep drainage ditch to prevent flooding. The baskets of lemon are also gathered on the boat for easy transportation.

Trang trại chanh không hạt thu hơn 3 tấn mỗi ngày ở Long An


After picking, the lemon is hauled back to the warehouse by boat.

Trang trại chanh không hạt thu hơn 3 tấn mỗi ngày ở Long An


The lemons are classified, packed for markets, supermarkets and exported to foreign countries.

Trang trại chanh không hạt thu hơn 3 tấn mỗi ngày ở Long An

In addition to selling fresh lemons, Mr. Hien also invested in a factory to make juice, essential oil, lemon powder, dried skins ...

"If I only sell fresh lemon, the profit is negligible. My main source of income comes from processed products, with a turnover of hundreds of billions of dong each year," Hien said.










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