Maps for plums picking this summer
Large numbers of plums for sale at present
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Fruits come into season as midsummer comes. Recently, a reporter from Chongqing Evening News visited some supermarkets and fruit shops, and found that there were countless kinds of fruits, such as watermelon, grape, peach, and hami melon. Plum is one of residents’ favorite. Some people find that although the price of ordinary plums rises this year, but it never stop people from buying plums.
After visiting Yonghui Superstores, New Century Supermarket, Renrenle Supermarket and other supermarkets around Jiangbei District, the reporter found the unit price of plums every 500 grams was particularly eye-catching. The price of the most expensive Fengtang Plum was almost 10 times that of the cheapest black plum.
“The price of plums rises this year. In particular, the price of high-end plums rises from 20 yuan last year to more than 30 yuan,” said Mr. Hu, owner of Xinhui Fruit Shop in Longxi Sub-district, Yubei District. Even the price of ordinary plums rise by about 10% from that of last year. In spite of the higher price, plums sell well.
July is a good time to pick plums. There are some places to pick plums as follows. You can choose a nearby place, and enjoy fresh plums.
1. Xiantao plum in Gulu Town, Yubei District
In July 11, the plum picking season began in Gulu Town, Yubei District, during which residents can pick plums and eat at farmhouses. Generally, Xiantao plum ripens from the late July to the early August.
Self-drive route: Lianglu, Yubei District - Chongqing Beltway - Baotou-Maoming Expressway – Gulu Town.
2. Waizui plum in Yinhe Village, Tongjing Town, Yubei District
The scenic area covers a total area of 10.5 square kilometers, inter-planted with plum, orange, cherry and other fruit trees, mostly plum trees; and the scenic area boasts an over-50-year history of plum plantation.
Self-drive route: Chongqing main urban areas – Chongqing-Linshui Expressway – Tongjing Town – Yinhe Village.
3. Alpine plum in Fenshui Town, Wanzhou District
Late crisp green plums in Shinian Village, Fenshui Town ripen in July or August every year. The plum has grown into three varieties, early, middle and late ones, with the maturation period lasting from the early July to the end of September.
Self-drive route: Chongqing main urban areas – Shanghai-Chengdu Expressway – Fenshui Town, Wanzhou District.
4. Crisp plum in Quchi Township, Wushan County
The crisp plum in Wushan is honored as a “famous fruit of China”, and Wushan is praised as “the hometown of crisp plum in China”. Recently, the “2020 China Chongqing Fourth Wushan Crisp Plum Picking Season and Opening Ceremony” was held in Wushan County.
Self-drive route: Chongqing – Shanghai-Chongqing Expressway – Shanghai-Chengdu Expressway – Cuiping Street – Quchi Township.
5. Huangchi plum in Jiangbei Village, Hechuan District
There are more than thousand hectares of plums in Jiangbei Village. The village is rich in mountain and river resources. It’s a good place to relax, sightsee, fish, climb and taste tea.
Self-drive route: Chongqing main urban areas - Lanzhou-Haikou Expressway – Hechuan District – Jiangbei Village.
6. Huaguoshan Plum Orchard in Shiyu Town, Tongliang District
The orchard is located in Bayue Mountain, and the plum, peach, pear, Loquat and other fruit trees are planted all over the mountain.
Self-route: Chongqing main urban areas - Chengdu-Chongqing Expressway – Shiyu Town. (Translated by Xu Mengxue, Fathom Language Limited)