Jintang plum (金塘李)

Updated: Dec 26, 2018 Print

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Jintang plum acquired its name from its place of origin, Jintang Island. It has a cultivation history of more than 130 years.

Jintang plum is round and large in size with small . It has green thin peel and red juicy pulp. It is juicy, sweet and also moderately sour.

As early as the period of Guangxu's reign in the Qing Dynasty(1636-1912), there were written records in "Records of the Dinghai County" , saying that "it is a plum with red flowers, which belongs to the cherry family. It has green peel and red pulp, which is different from regular plums. It is edible and flourishes in Jintang, where every household plants it into forest".

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