Yanqing county, under Beijing administration, is a pilot for scientific and technological innovation in grape growing and is celebrating a big harvest, which attracted many pickers recently, even during the hot summer. The county is known for the quality of its grapes and wine, thanks to some favorable growing conditions, such as the abundant sunlight and well-equipped greenhouses and the greater industrialization of grape growing in recent years for both eating and making wine…Full-text article: China Daily July 2013

Key point

  • In Yanqing county, table grapes are being cultivated on 1,334 hectares (ha) of land, while wine grapes are being grown on 333.5 ha inside greenhouses

ChinaAg Comment

  • Grape production is situated along the northwestern and eastern areas of China. In 2011, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region accounted for 1.7 million MTs or 19% of Chinese output, Hebei province 1.1 million MTs or 12% of total output, and Shandong province 985,000 MTs or 11% of output.

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