Fertile Lands in Hebei
Source: Press Office
Category: Macfrut 2021 Special Edition
Data publicazione: 28 August 2021
A Robust Agricultural Products Source for the World
Hebei, abbreviated as Ji in Chinese, is named for its location to the north of the Yellow River. It is endowed with rich agricultural resources and diverse landforms. Boasted as the “vegetable basket”, “fruit plate” in China, the production capacity of fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs and milk in Hebei remains at top level in China and all these quality products are exported to the overseas markets of more than 200 countries and regions.
As they say, China crowns the world in pear production, while Hebei is the jewel in the crown. Seven out of every 10 pears in the world come from China. One out of every two pears in foreign markets comes from Hebei. This is the country’s leading fresh pear producer, with the total cultivation area of 143,900 hectares and an annual production capacity of 3.5 million tons. The annual export of pears exceeds 150,000 tons. As the largest cultivation area in China, Hebei mainly produces such the varieties as Crown pears, Ya pears, Snow pears and Qiu Yue pears. In 2000, eight “Town of Pears” were designated, seven of which are from Hebei Province. Botou Ya Pears cultivated by Botou Yafeng Fruit Co., Ltd. and Bodou Dongfang Fruit Co., Ltd. are well appreciated by consumers for the unique shape, thin skin, small kernel, delicate pulp, as well as a crisp and juicy taste. In 2020, the export revenue amounts to nearly 10 million US dollars.
Hebei produces an annual vegetable output of 55.94 million tons , ranking 2nd in China, with an annual export revenue of 160 million US dollars. There are edible mushrooms, carrot, chili and a great variety of vegetables for export. With the cultivation field of 350,000 hectares, Hebei has an annual mushroom output of 2.9 million tons, with an export revenue of 80 million US dollars. Shijiazhuang Fortune Foods Co., Ltd., one of the leading companies in the mushroom industry, is able to export nearly 20,000 tons of various wild and artificially cultivated mushrooms, quick-frozen fruits and vegetables, generating an export revenue of over 30 million US dollars.
Chestnut is native to China, with a cultivation history of more than 3000 years. The warm climate and fertile soil in Hebei give Shenli Food Co., Ltd. advantageous conditions to produce chestnuts, which is widely appreciated by the consumers for its unique fragrant, sweet, soft and glutenous taste.