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"We strive to make raspberries an affordable fruit for more customers"

"Raspberries are a relatively niche fruit in China, with high prices and a small planting area," said Stan from Qingdao Meijiajia Technology co. Ltd.

"I have been engaged in raspberry-related projects in China since 2017 and have tried a lot in Zhangjiakou, Beijing Miyun, and other places. In 2021, my wife and I opened a nursery farm in Chengcheng County, Weinan City, Shaanxi. It is about a 3-hour drive from downtown Xi'an. The farm currently covers an area of ​​2 hectares. Last year's raspberry market was very good, and our seedlings were even in short supply. Therefore, we decided to expand the production from 200,000 trees to 1 million trees this year. Most of our customers use substrate to cultivate, and a small part of them are doing traditional soil cultivation. But in the long run, soilless cultivation will become mainstream. Gansu, Ningxia, Guizhou, Yunnan, Shandong, and Shanghai Chongming all have our planting projects."

"We are not limited to providing seedlings but are also developing corresponding planting systems to adapt to production under different climatic conditions in different regions of China. We have also developed our own cultivation pots, which have better air permeability. We also provide cultivation substrates and other supporting facilities, which can reduce the burden on customers during planting and help customers increase production through planting technology training."

"Raspberry is divided into Floricane type and primo cane type. The primary stem of the Floricane type is a vegetative stem, which cannot bear fruit until the second year. Primo cane type is the primary stem that bears fruit in late summer and early autumn. We specialize in primo cane raspberries. Usually, they are planted in April and May and harvested in July and August, the yield is about 2.5kg/square meter. It has to be mentioned that the yield will vary due to different planting techniques and environments. "

"Raspberry is a very delicious fruit, but its quality will be greatly reduced after long-distance transportation, so the origin must be close to the end-user. Also picking raspberries is also very challenging. When they are ripe, they must be picked every day, and fresh raspberries need to be sold on the same day, which brings a lot of pressure. And because of its particularity, it is not feasible to sell it on the street. The high-cost cold chain has led to a very high price of raspberries in supermarkets, and it is difficult for most people to afford such a high price. Raspberry is a very good fruit, and we hope that more people can taste its deliciousness. Therefore, we also continue to communicate with overseas breeders, trying to introduce more varieties that are suitable for the Chinese market and have harder fruits. At the same time, to help growers continuously optimize the cost of planting and strive to make raspberry an affordable fruit for more people. "

For more information:
Zhang Chen
Qingdao Meijiajia Technology co. Ltd 

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