Village achieves prosperity by planting peaches | Updated: 2022-09-23

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Hosts promote yellow peaches produced in Qianyang village, Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]

Qianyang village in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province has achieved prosperity after growing yellow peaches.

This year, the village in Nanping township, Tiantai county is expected to produce over 4 metric tons of yellow peaches. According to Yang Zaibing, Party chief of Qianyang, 1.5 tons of peaches worth 150,000 yuan ($23,076.9) in revenue have already been sold.

In the past, much of the land in the village used to be barren as there weren't enough people to tend to it – most residents left to work in other cities where jobs were in greater supply.

In 2016, the village launched a campaign to develop the land and make it suitable for planting yellow peaches. Villagers could also earn income from renting fertile land and working at newly established orchards.

Peaches produced from Qianyang have been selling well online. The daily sales volume on live stream channels ranges from 15 to 20 kilograms, Yang said.

To date, 250 mu (16.67 hectares) of idle land in the village has been used to grow yellow peaches and honey peaches that generate 500,000 yuan in income, he added.

In addition, the annual flowering period would draw more than 100,000 tourists and bring additional income.

The village has also used part of the money earned by planting peaches to upgrade infrastructure and build tourism facilities including hotels and amusement parks.