The Hoa Binh provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development coordinated with the People’s Committees of Luong Son and Yen Thuy districts, and the RYB joint Stock Company held a ceremony in Hanoi on January 23 to mark the export of this year’s first batch of Dien pomelo to the US. The event saw the presence of Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Cong Su.



 

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Cong Su and representatives of departments, sectors, the two localities, and the RYB joint Stock Company carry the fruit to a truck for transportation.


In recent years, pomelo has become one of the key fruit trees in Hoa Binh, which is currently home to more than 3,200ha of Dien pomelo, equivalent to nearly 60% of the total pomelo farming area and 31% of the citrus fruit one in the province.

In 2023, the province produced over 52,000 tonnes of Dien pomelo. The cultivation concentrates in Yen Thuy, Luong Son, and Kim Boi districts.

The first batch of Dien pomelos for export in 2024 weighs 15 tonnes in total. Compared to the batch shipped to the UK in 2023, the fruit quality this year improved in terms of sweetness, output, and appearance, meeting the import market’s strict standards.

To be qualified for export, pomelos underwent many steps and examinations to ensure the fruit meet appearance requirements, Brix standards, and 900 criteria on plant protection product residues and other types of residues related to food safety.

After being cleaned and classified, the fruit was sent to Ho Chi Minh City for irradiation. The pomelos are scheduled to arrive and hit the shelves of supermarkets in Houston city, the US state of Texas, in late February.

 


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