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Wangcang to build tea germplasm resource pool

Updated: May 10, 2022 chinadaily.com.cn Print
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A three-hectare tea garden in Wangcang county, Guangyuan, Southwest China’s Sichuan province is set to become a germplasm resource pool used for scientific research, science exhibitions, and tourism.

Tea growers pick spring tea in Wangcang county, Guangyuan, Sichuan province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The garden is equipped with automatic sprinkler irrigation and sightseeing trails. There are yellow, white, purple and other tea varieties in the garden. It is home to 310 species of domestic and foreign tea plants.

Last year, the garden completed molecular fingerprint collecting, gene sequencing, management and maintenance, and replanting. More than 80 newly introduced varieties have been planted.

Wangcang is China's largest producer of yellow tea, boasting a tea-producing area totaling 15,800 hectares, of which yellow tea accounts for 2,733 hectares.

In recent years, the county has signed many agreements with dealers from all over the world at its tea-picking festival and tea culture expo. Wangcang tea is mainly favored in Zhejiang and Shaanxi provinces, as well as the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Russia, Hungary, and Poland.

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