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06/08/2020 - 15:45

Long An: Farmers excited with high price of lemon

Currently, the price of lemon in districts of Ben Luc and Duc Hoa of Long An province is quite good, farmers are very excited.

Lemon price is quite high compared to previous years

Lemon price is quite high compared to previous years

Deputy Director of Ben Luc Agricultural Services Cooperative (Luong Hoa commune, Ben Luc district) - Phung Van Hoi said: “The cooperative is buying seedless lemon at 9,000 - 10,000 VND per kilo. The price of such lemons is quite high compared to the price of lemons in the last few years at the same time”.

Currently, Ben Luc Agricultural Services Cooperative collects about 15 tons of lemon a day. 60 percent of lemon is exported to China and the Middle East countries. Mr. Hoi added: "Lemon is priced due to the declining output due to drought and salinity. In this case, the output of lemon has decreased by 30-40 percent compared to previous years".

Mr. Luu Khanh Cuong - farmer growing seedless lemon in Luong Hoa commune, Ben Luc district further informed, after drought and fierce salinity, he lost 1.5 hectares of lemon with 600 trees. Mr. Cuong has replanted these lemon trees.

Farmers is taking care of lemon

Farmers is taking care of lemon

Reportedly, lemon is currently in the harvest. Years ago, the lemon price was only 4,000 - 5,000 VND per kg at this time.

Mr. Phan Be Hung, living in Hoa Khanh Tay commune, Duc Hoa district, is planting 3 hectares of lemon, excited: "Recently, I have sold 10 tons of lemon for 16,000 VND per kilo. About 20 days, I harvest lemon once, medium. average of 4-5 tons each time. The current lemon price is very high compared to the same period.

Long An currently has 11,200 hectares of lemon, of which, the area of lemons for collecting fruit is nearly 8,900 hectares, the output is more than 78,000 tons. For many years, lemon has been considered as a good economic crop for many households in the province. Many areas of lemon are produced by farmers according to VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards to increase exports./.

By Do Lam – Translated by Duc Tam