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Chongqing News

Season for the annual cherry harvesting has arrived

2018-04-17 09:48:21

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- From ancient times, cherries have been popular subjects for poets. Cherries are delicious and are wrapped with a shiny peel that resembles agates. The best months for harvesting cherries are April and May. Here we have prepared you a list of places where you are able to enjoy the cherries that you pick.

(Photo provided by Visual China)

Banan Baisheng Village 巴南百胜村

The main variety of cherries in Banan Baisheng Village is the Wupi Cherry. It is named after its dark reddish-purple pulp. Cherries here smell great and taste sweet; the tenderness of the pulp resembles that of cherries from European countries.

Best time for cherry picking: mid-April

Public transit: Bus from Yudong to Baishen Village (Three shifts a day: 6:00, 9:30 and 15:30)

Jiulongpo Zhaishanping 九龙坡寨山坪

Every household grows cherries in Zhaishanping even though it is not a relatively popular place. It is a great place for a spring outing if tranquility is what pleases you. Driving is the preferred method of transportation.

Best time for cherry picking: early-May

Route: Downtown – Inner Ring Expressway – Zhongliangshan Tunnel, off at Hangu

Yubei Yufeng Mountain 渝北玉峰山

As a matured place for harvesting cherries, Yufeng Mountain has held Yufeng Cherry Festival every April since 2009. Cherries here are sold at a reasonable price and are also good looking.

Best time for cherry picking: mid-April

Public transit: take the 813 bus at Guanyinqiao and get off at Yufeng Mountain

Bishan Yunwu Mountain Cherry Valley 璧山云雾山樱桃谷

Cherries have ripened at Bishan Batang Town, and there are four areas are available for harvest: Area A: Liangshui Village, Batang Town, with an area of 4000mu; Area B: Sihe Village, Qitang Town, with an area of 2000mu; Area C: Qingyun Village, Batang Town, with an area of 1000mu; and Area D: Shimiao Village, Batang Town, with an area of 1000mu.

Best time for harvesting: from now only until about May 2.

Route: Via Chongqing – Suining Freeway, off at Dalu and drive toward Batang for 13km.

Beibei Shizhai Village 北碚石寨村

There grows a great number of cherry trees at Shizhai Village, Jindaoxia Town, Beibei District. Here you can enjoy harvesting cherries, and also pay a visit to the eponymous Jindaoxia Canyon.

Best time for cherry-picking: mid- to late- April.

Route: Downtown - Jichang Road - Belt Expressway - off at Shuitu - drive toward Jindaoxia - Shizhai Village.

(Translated by Yang Lifu, Fathom Language Limited)

Editor:Jiang Yiwei