Hezhang, Guizhou: Cherry blossoms in March and stay fresh in May.

It’s cherry blossom again. In the early spring, more than 10,000 acres of cherry flowers in Liuquhe Town, Hezhang County are in full bloom, and the snow-white cherry flower sea all over the mountains attracts many tourists to come and enjoy the flowers. "Enjoy flowers in March and fruit in May", the cherry industry has become one of the leading industries in Liuquhe Town to help rural revitalization.
Walking into the Mill Village of Liuquhe Town, looking around, more than 3,000 acres of cherry flowers here are blooming beautifully, and they complement each other with the surrounding villages, forming a beautiful picture of spring, welcoming the most beautiful season of the year and attracting many tourists to watch the flowers and enjoy the scenery.
Cherry planting in Liuquhe Town has a long history, and the cherries produced are big, full of moisture, sweet and mature late, which is the "golden fruit" for villagers to get rich. At present, cherry is in full bloom, which is a good time to enjoy flowers, and the harvest hope of cherry in the new year is born from this.
In the early spring, more than 10,000 acres of cherry flowers in Liuquhe Town, Hezhang County are competing to bloom, which is a good time to enjoy flowers. Photo by Li Xueyou
In recent years, based on the advantages of local altitude, climate and soil, Liuquhe Town has actively optimized the layout of cherry industry, vigorously developed the cherry industry, constantly polished Hezhang’s business card of "Hometown of Cherry in China", promoted people’s income and wealth, and helped rural revitalization.
In Nianfang Village, Liuquhe Town, a small red cherry has become a "golden fruit" for local farmers to increase their income. Looking around, the rolling hills and beautiful villages are hidden in the snow-white cherry sea of flowers, which is spectacular. The cherries produced here are crystal clear, rich in sweetness, rich in juice and delicious.
In the early spring, more than 10,000 acres of cherry flowers in Liuquhe Town, Hezhang County are competing to bloom, which is a good time to enjoy flowers. Photo by Li Xueyou
"There are about 3,000 mu of agate red cherries in Nianfang Village, Liuquhe Town. Agate red cherries have good taste, large sweet and sour particles, and can be preserved for a longer time than conventional cherries at room temperature, with an annual output of about 700 tons." Gao Yanyong, secretary of the Party branch of Nianfang Village in Liuquhe Town, told the author that the cherry products in Nianfang Village are mainly sold to Guiyang, Chengdu, Wuhan, Chongqing, Kunming, Guangdong, Zhejiang and other capital cities. In recent years, the agate red cherry industry in this village has driven the increase of about 300 households with more than 1,200 people in the village, with an average household income of about 8,500 yuan.
Liuquhe Town has mild climate, four distinct seasons, abundant sunshine, large temperature difference between morning and evening and abundant rain, which is very suitable for cherry planting. Fully relying on this geographical advantage, Liuquhe Town has actively adjusted the agricultural industrial structure and vigorously developed the cherry industry. The cherry planting area in the town has reached 12,000 mu, including 5,200 mu of traditional cherry planting area and 6,800 mu of agate red cherry planting area, with an annual output of 3,600 tons of cherries, which has driven 4,500 people to obtain employment, initially forming a large-scale and intensive industrial development trend. At the same time, the development of cherry industry has also promoted the development of agricultural products sales, agricultural products processing, logistics and transportation, and created more employment opportunities for the masses.
In the early spring, more than 10,000 acres of cherry flowers in Liuquhe Town, Hezhang County are competing to bloom, which is a good time to enjoy flowers. Photo by Li Xueyou
"The cherries in Liuquhe Town are mainly distributed in villages such as mill houses, fields, rivers, bamboo houses and yards. Cherry products are mainly sold to Guiyang, Wuhan, Chongqing, Kunming, Guangdong, Zhejiang and other capital cities. " Wang Hao, member of the Party Committee and Propaganda Committee of Liuquhe Town, said: "In recent years, the cherry industry has driven about 1,200 households with more than 3,000 people in the town to increase their income, with an average household income of about 8,000 yuan. Among them, there are 500 poverty-stricken households with 2000 people. The cherry industry has become one of the main industries in our town to promote rural revitalization. "
It is reported that in the next step, Liuquhe Town will continue to strengthen the development of cherry industry, formulate more scientific and reasonable development plans, strengthen technology research and development and personnel training, strive to improve planting technology and management level, deepen cooperation between upstream and downstream enterprises in the industrial chain, promote information sharing and benefit sharing, increase market development and marketing efforts, enhance brand awareness and competitiveness, strengthen ecological and environmental protection construction, and realize the sustainable development of cherry green industry. (Photo/Text/Li Xueyou, Deng Weixuan, Sheng Can)
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