In the southern part of Sichuan Province, Luzhou Municipal Bureau of Agriculture reports that in 2013 Luzhou City’s vegetable plantation will reach 930,000 acres [~376,358 hectares], with a total output of 2,030,000 tons. 50,000 acres [~20,234 ha] of that area is in the high mountains and produce an output of 250,000 tons. The Bureau goes on to say that the city will accelerate the development of the vegetable industry in mountains to ensure off-season vegetable supply. By 2016, they expect to have a total of 200,000 acres [~80,937 ha] of mountain vegetables…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Apr 2014

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  • Tomatoes, eggplants, bitter gourd, carrots, hot pepper, kale, and Chinese cabbage are some of the mountain vegetables that are currently grown around Luzhou

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  • In 2011, Shandong and Henan provinces were the largest producers in terms of sown area dedicated to vegetable cultivation. Shandong had 1.79 million hectares devoted to vegetable cultivation, while Henan had 1.72 million hectares. The provinces of Jiangsu, Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan, Hebei, Hubei and Guangxi individually cultivated 1 to 1.2 million hectares of vegetables during the same year. As a whole, in 2011, vegetable cultivation amounted to 13.5% of China’s total sown area (Grains were #1 at 68%), an increase from the 11% share sown in 2000.

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