Mekong Fruit Orchards - Mekong River Attractions
The majority of Vietnam's fruits come from the many orchards of the Mekong Delta. On any given season, one can find a variety of tropical fruits that are produced by farmers of this region in the markets of Saigon, Hue, and Ha Noi.
For many tropical fruits, the season is very short because they cannot be picked green and they don't last long in storage where they quickly loose their aroma. The greatest variety of fruits is available during the raining season, from June to September in the South.
After they are picked, the fruits are transported on small boats to floating markets where they are sold to wholesale dealers. In the off-season, many orchards become flower nurseries to meet the peak demand for flowers during the new year celebration in the big cities.
The orchards are divided by a myriad of small irrigation canals with delicate bamboo bridges called "Cau Khi" or monkey bridges crossing them.
Vinh Kim Apple Star Orchard
Upon entering a star apple orchard, the most famous located in Vinh Kim District of Tien Giang Province in the Mekong River Delta, visitors can see for themselves the hundreds of star apples suspended from the branches. The round smooth fruit are all of equal size. The shape of the star apple matches the name attached to it, as does its juice that is fragrantly sweet and milky white like breast milk.
Ngu Hiep Durian Orchard
With the want of contributing and diversifying the products of Tien Giang tourism and make tourists to have relaxed and interesting holidays in weekend, Saigon – Mytho Tourist Service & Trading Co.,Ltd opened and operated Ngu Nghiep tour combining with visiting historical vestiges in Tien Giang. Join this tour, visitors can discovery daily activities of country folks such as bail water out ditch to catch fish, snail, pluck vegetables; learn the method of making countrified cakes; enjoy pleasurably ripened durian at orchard and visit historical vestiges…Tour is opened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of every week.
Cho Gao Dragon Orchard
The fruit can weigh from 150-600 grams; some may reach one kilogram, and has a semisweet snowy white pulp. In fact, the dramatic color contrast between the inside and outside of the fruit as well as its impressive size are what make this variety so popular among growers and consumers worldwide. This variety is self pollinating, and it will set fruit without being hand pollinated.