Binh Dinh village’s giant winter melons

Chanh Trach 1 Village in the southern province of Binh Dinh is the only place in Vietnam that grows giant winter melons.



Binh Dinh village

Winter melons are grown throughout the country but only Chanh Trach 1 Village boasts 80-kilo melons.

Binh Dinh village

Local residents often sow winter melon seeds between October and November every year. Several months after that, they set up frames.

Binh Dinh village

Winter melon framers are made very carefully.

Binh Dinh village

In February or March, the trees start blossoming and have small fruits and farmers have to select the best ones. Just one or two fruits are kept for each tree.

Binh Dinh village

By early May, the winter melon weight is around 50-60 kilos. Some are even 80 kilos.

Binh Dinh village

Nguyen Thi Dam, a local resident, said, previously winter melons were quite cheap, so many households abandoned planting them. However, in recent years, sellers from other localities came to the village to buy so the prices increased. At present, a kilo of winter melon is sold at VND5,000.

Binh Dinh village

It is said that only when being grown in the village, this kind of winter melon breed can have such giant weights. Many people came there to take the seeds, but they haven’t mastered the secret to super-sized melons.

Being unique in Vietnam, however, to date there has not yet a trademark for the giant winter melon.

Many people in the village worried that if the winter melon prices are so low, they will turn to other crops.

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