Xianju waxberry exported to Dubai
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-06-16Print Print
Waxberries grown in Xianju county, Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/taizhou.com.cn]
Five hundred kilograms of Dongkui waxberries from Taizhou's Xianju county were loaded onto an plane at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport before being flown to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on June 15.
This is the first batch of waxberries exported from Taizhou this year. The exported waxberries are valued at 80,000 yuan ($12,307), with each costing 60 yuan.
Apart from Dubai, waxberries produced in Xianju will also be exported to countries including Singapore and Canada this month.
Waxberry planting in Xianju dates back more than 1,000 years. Waxberries grown in the county with favorable weather and soil conditions are sweeter and juicier than those from other areas of China, and they also ripen earlier, usually at the beginning of June.
A renowned variety in Xianju, the Dongkui waxberry is dubbed the "King of Waxberries" because of its strong flavor and large size, usually weighing two or three times that of an ordinary waxberry.