Tam Hoa Bac Ha plum - Lao Cai specialty

10/06/2021 738 0
Coming to Bac Ha district, Lao Cai province in the summer, visitors are not only impressed with the vibrant colors of the dresses of ethnic sisters and children: Mong, Dao, Phu La... but also excited when enjoy Tam Hoa plums that are thick, crispy, and have a rosy taste...
Those who have visited Bac Ha will surely know the specialties here such as: Thang Co Bac Ha, Pho Bac Ha, Ban Pho corn wine, or in the summer there are Bac Ha plums. The name Tam Hoa plum refers to a specialty plum here, meaning that there are 3 layers on the skin of Bac Ha plum management: The first layer is the white chalk layer (including the plum), the second layer is the peel (purple). when cooked) and the flesh is red.

Bac Ha plum has a glossy skin, hard fruit, not crushed. The outer shell is covered with white chalk, the color is bright, the fruit is large, delicious, red, sweet, crispy, thanks to the favorable climate and soil. When ripe, plums are red, crispy, sweet, with a characteristic acrid taste but not bitter, very crunchy, very delicious. Harvested from the end of April, but not until May and June, it started to ripen, the whole Bac Ha plateau on the hillsides or on the cliffs of the plateau, everywhere, you can see Tam Hoa plum fruit laden with branches. This fruit is rich in vitamins ... has the effect of detoxifying, diuretic, stimulating digestion, and has a delicious taste, so it is trusted by consumers. In addition to eating Tam Hoa plum directly, you can make sweet and sour pickles, jams, and juices.

Currently, in the white plateau of Bac Ha, plum gardens are planted a lot along the edge of the town center such as: Ta Chai commune, Na Hoi commune, Thai Giang Pho commune, Hoang Thu Pho commune, Ban Pho commune. Because of the impact of the disease, the price of Tam Hoa plums this year is lower than every year, the price ranges from 20 to 50,000 VND, depending on the size of each fruit.

Phan Thanh Nhan

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