Sanmenxia apples are ready to be sent to Peru, where authorities recently gave the green light to imports of the fruit produced in central China’s Henan province. Peru joins Canada, the United States, and Chile among the overseas markets where Sanmenxia apples are sold…Full Article: China Daily Nov 2017

Key Point

  • From 2014 to 2016, mushroom exports from Xixia County, Henan Province, reportedly increased from CNY 2.5 billion [~USD 390 million] to CNY 4.3 billion (USD 660 million). Xixia County is China’s largest distribution hub for dried mushrooms.

ChinaAg Comments

  • High-value edible mushrooms in China include matsutake, russula virescens (aka green-cracking russula), and truffles. Matstake are harvested from September to December typically. Truffle production in China is centered in the slightly alkaline soils of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. Truffle arvesting typically occurs during the winter months (November-February).
  • In 2016, Henan Province produced approximately 4.38 million MTs of apples. Only Shaanxi Province (~11 million MTs) and Shandong Province (~9.7 million MTs) produced more apples.
  • In 2013, according to FAOStat, mainland China produced roughly 7 million MTs of edible (both commercial and wild) mushrooms (including Boletus edulis, Agaricus campestris, Morchella spp. Tuber magnatum, and truffles).

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