Jan 07, 2015 à 04:31 PM
Many of us arrive with the fixed view that you can get anything and everything in China, but that did not seem to relate to the fruits and vegetables Fruit is an eternal topic for most people, no matter when and where. straddling a wide latitude of nearly 50 degrees between the Torrid Zone and the North Temperate Zone, China especially South China area is endowed with much advantage in fruit planting. Leave some common fruits such as apple and banana aside, some growing in South China are probably fresh to westerners Listed among the "four famous fruits of South China" together with banana, pineapple and longan, leechee is a native fruit of China. In Tang Dynasty of China, the Emperor Tangminghuang used to please his beloved concubine Yang Guifei by ordering the imperial servants to transport leechee from Guangdong in South China to Chang’an in Central China. To ensure that the fruits were still fresh after they got back to the imperial palace, the servants always ride a horse at top speed. This story is considered to be a romance in Chinese history and the favorite leechee breed of the concubine – named Feizixiao (妃子笑) – became the best-known In China for over 1000 years. Also known as pitaya, dragon fruit is a flamboyant-looking fruit with a spiked pink and green peel. The sweet flesh is white or sometimes pinkish red, sweet and many edible black seeds. The fruit is associated with strength in Chinese culture. Native to northwestern China, peaches have a huge symbolic significance here. Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, was said to have gained immortality after stealing peaches from heaven. Mandarins (桔子, júzi) Also marketed as tangerines in the West, mandarins are thought to have originated from China and southeast Asia. These little citrus fruits possibly gained the name “mandarin” when they were introduced to England from China in 1805. China is currently the largest producer of mandarin oranges, with an annual yield in the tens of thousands of tonnes. They are small, sweet, and easy to peel. These are the various fruits that are available easily and used widely amongst people in china.