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Self-picked orange garden is crowded

QUANG NINH – Each gardener in Van Yen commune, Van Don district earns from a few million to over ten million dongs from entrance fees and picking oranges on weekends.

About 10 km from the district center, Van Yen commune has many hills and forests, the air is fresh and cool, suitable for orange trees. This locality has more than 100 households growing oranges, with a total area of ​​nearly 200 hectares, averaging over 200 tons per year.

In recent years, some households have combined to open more services for visitors with the ticket price of 30,000 VND per person. Visitors will be able to take pictures, eat oranges at the garden, if they want to buy them, they will pick them for 30,000 VND/kg. On average, from the ticket fee, each gardener earns from a few million to over ten million dongs on weekends.

Mr. Nguyen Van Duc (51 years old, Van Yen commune) said that his family has nearly 700 orange trees from 4 to 10 years old, which have been harvested. “In recent years, my family has opened more services for guests to visit the garden, combined with food service if guests have demand. Most visitors come to visit, when they leave, they pick oranges, each person from 5 to 10 kg, many tens of pounds. Thanks to tourists, we can consume a huge amount of oranges,” said Mr. Duc. According to Mr. Duc, this year the oranges have fallen a lot, so they are expected to get only about 4 tons. The selling price is about 30,000 VND/kg.

A group of middle-aged female guests posed as if they were practicing yoga to take pictures as a souvenir at Mr. Duc’s orange garden.

The group of tourists then picked oranges to buy to support the owner of the garden.

Many families let young children come to the orange garden to experience. Some children showed interest when coming here.

Oranges picked by tourists will be weighed right at the garden for 30,000 VND/kg.

About 2 km from Mr. Duc’s garden is Mr. Tran Van Hau’s garden, which has the largest orange garden in the region with an area of ​​10 hectares and 6,000 trees. According to him, orange orchards reach over 70 tons each year, earning nearly 2 billion VND. “My family has been working as an orangery experience service for several years now. This year, there are more tourists coming to the garden than every year, especially on weekends, there are more than 700 people a day,” said Mr. Hau.

Some orange trees, located in a beautiful location, were posted by Mr. Hau’s family with orange notices to take pictures without picking.

A group of girls posing next to a 20-year-old orange tree.

The parking area is packed every weekend.

Van Don District People’s Committee said Van Yen orange is the main crop of the district, bringing high economic efficiency. Oranges are grown and cared for by people according to VietGAP standards. People mainly grow local orange varieties such as lotus oranges and sugar oranges. Orange peel thin, fragrant, sweet taste. Follow (vnexpress)

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