Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 17 October 2012
Yunlin native Lee Tsang-chi, a Taiwanese businessman in China who runs a Yunlin pavilion in Guangdong province, said orders from China for the county's pomelos have so far reached 14,100 kilograms this year, up 57 percent from last year.
The pomelo, grown in the county's Douliou City, is juicy and sweet, with a little acidic taste, he said.
Mainlanders who have never tasted fruits from Taiwan would feel that Taiwanese fruits are way too sweet, Lee said, adding that most Chinese customers are not used to the "sandy texture" found in Taiwan's red watermelons.
It is therefore important to let Chinese customers get used to the sweetness and special texture of Taiwanese fruits, he said.
Douliou City Mayor Hsieh Shu-ya said the key in growing pomelos lies in the richness of the soil, and in great farming skills.
Hsieh boasted that the popularity of the county's pomelos in China represents the produce's readiness to be expanded to other markets in the world.