Updated: 2018-12-20Print Print
Huangyan mandarin is popular for its sweetness, deliciousness, mellifluence and zest. It is planted widely in Huangyan county. According to relevant document records in 1932, mandarin orchards were distributed widely along both sides of the East Estuary, Yongning River, Xijiang, Nanguan River, Dongguan River and their tributaries.
Before the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, the planting area in Huangyan county was about 20,000 mu (13.3 sq km). In the Japanese aggression in China coastal areas brought Huangyan Mandarin great disaster. In 1946, the mandarin output recovered to the level before the war and reached 1,925,000 tons.
Huangyan mandarin [Photo/en.zjtz.gov.cn]
After the Liberation, the Party and the government attached great importance on the recovery and development of the mandarin production by formulating a series of policies and adopting effective measures. In 1951, China National Native Produce Corporation established a Mandarin Purchase Station in Huangyan for the mandarin market. In 1952, the 3430.7- ton mandarin was firstly exported to the Soviet Union. The Huangyan county Mandarin Guidance Agency and the Native Produce Division were established under the support of the Zhejiang Provincial Agriculture & Forestry Department. Since then, the history of Huangyan mandarin has turned a new chapter.