Foshan China 2017-04-19
“Eating seasonable food” is a tradition of Chinese culture. Located in Lingnan region, Foshan is richly endowed by nature and grows fruits and vegetables all year round. Let us have a look at the ripe fruits in Foshan in April!
The ripe mulberry is not only sweet and juicy with a good taste, but also has excellent medicine value.
Location: Yu Geng Yue Yun Cultural Tourism Garden, Qixing Village, Xiqiao Mountain, Nanhai District
15,000 trees of mulberry are planted surrounding 8 hectares of fish ponds. Mulberries are all plump and purple while mulberry leaves are dense and green. It is enjoyable to pick up mulberries in the breeze, see beautiful scenery of Lingnan waterside village on a boat and taste special rural gourmet.
Location: Gaoming Longtian Ecological Fruit Garden, Dakeng Village, Yanghe Town, Gaoming District
The “long mulberry” in Gaoming Longtian Ecological Fruit Garden is very special. It is 8 to 10 centimeters long and weighs 20 grams with rich nutrition and sweet and sour flavor. This is also the kind of mulberry with lowest acidity and the sugar degree can reach more than 20 degrees. Mulberry wine, honey and fig jelly are sold in the garden.
Location: Silk Capital of Southern China Museum, No.3 at Guanlv Road, Shude District
Many mulberry trees in the garden are grafting “pulp fruit trees”, including Dashi mulberry, Jin mulberry and big white mulberry, etc.
Dashi mulberry: fruit turns purple and black when it ripens. It is sweet and sour with much juice. A mulberry tree can grow 35 to 50 kg mulberries, which is called as “the best variety for fresh eating” by experts.
White mulberry: the biggest characteristic of this kind of mulberry is that the ripe fruit is green and white outside and milky white inside with a strong sweet taste.
Besides picking mulberries, there are also many kinds of feature mulberry snacks such as fried dumplings made of mulberry leaves, special mulberry cake and mulberry leave noodles.
As one of the four most famous Lingnan fruits, papaya is also called “the fruit of health”, “the king of fruits” and “the fruit of a long life”.
Location: Lecong Yunxiang Ecological Agricultural Park, Lecong town, Shunde district
In the park, lots of big Hawaii papaya are hanging on the tree and bamboo poles are used to support these trees.
The yellow and crystal fruit of papaya is fresh and cool, which can be eaten raw or added in soup with multiple functions in cosmetology, medicine and health care.
Loquat ripens in spring and early summer, which is the earliest ripe fruit. Thus, it is called “the only one with four seasons among fruits”.
Location: Sanshui Qiaoxin Ecological Park, Leping Town, Sanshui District
This year, about 6,667 square meters of loquats are planted in the park. Each loquat is dressed in “clothes” so as to protect it from the birds and sun.
Cherry tomato is both vegetable and fruit. It is bright in color, beautiful in shape, delicious in taste and rich in nutrition.
Location: Sanshui Baobao Farmland, Foshan Cross-Straits Ecological Creative City
Maybe due to its cute shape, many children like to eat cherry tomatoes. Recently, many parents have been to pick cherry tomatoes with their kids to experience the rural fun.
It comes from Brazil and looks like grape with a size of an egg and a mysterious black shape.
Location: Jaboticaba Fruit Garden, Zongyu Road, Leliu Town, Shunde District
Ripe jaboticaba is fragrant and sweet with a special flavor similar to mangosteen, guava and pineapple. Because of its nutritional value and scarcity, the price is relatively high.