CHINA Blueberries ripe for picking in Qingpu District


Blueberries ripe for picking in Qingpu District

By Hu Min | SHINE

20:27, June 11, 2021

Visitors try blueberries grown in Qingpu District.

Blueberries grown in Qingpu District, Shanghai, have ripened and the picking season will run through July 10.

Visitors are being invited to pick the fruit and enjoy making blueberry ice cream and planting blueberries during the season, according to the district government.

A summer bazaar featuring fresh blueberries is part of the season's activities.

The main venue is Qingpu Modern Agriculture Park, which has 800 mu (533,600 square meters) of blueberry fields. Located in Liantang Town, it has a blueberry culture experience garden.

The park also features a green rice processing and storage center and an agricultural waste treatment center. Some 1,000 mu are used to grow grapes, peaches and organic vegetables.

Organizers expect more than 18,000 visitors during the picking season.

Qingpu's fresh fruits are now on sale.

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