Plum and apricot industry: present status and future perspectives in Sichuan, China
According to historical records, Chinese plum (Prunus salicina) and apricot (Prunus armeniaca) trees have been cultivated in Sichuan for at least 2000 years. With a long history of cultivation and a rich variety of resources, Sichuan is one of the regions of origin of P. salicina and is also one of the main plum-producing areas in China. In recent years, the Chinese plum and apricot industry has developed rapidly and has become a major industry in Sichuan. This paper provides a profile of the Sichuan plum and apricot industry, including acreage and yield, growing areas, main cultivars, culture technologies, and economic benefits, along with the advantages and main problems of the industry, in different ecological zones. Future prospects and proposals for the sustainable development of the plum and apricot industry of Sichuan are also analyzed.
Liu, J. (2018). Plum and apricot industry: present status and future perspectives in Sichuan, China. Acta Hortic. 1214, 19-22
cultivars, ecology climate, industry problem, developing suggestion