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Celebrate Lingka festival in watermelon planting garden

Time: 2012-02-16 23:51:04


The organic fruit and vegetable garden was located in Jiang Village of Quxu County composed of hundreds of greenhouses.

Summer is the best season to taste watermelon, so many local Tibetans and tourists took special trips to the fruit and vegetable garden for a bite of watermelon during the Lingka festival.

Losang Drolkar, a native villager there started to plant watermelons in 20 greenhouses last year. In 2010, the annual net income was expected to hit 100,000 yuan by planting watermelons which is more profitable than growing highland barley, winter wheat or vegetables.

Famous for its sweet and refreshing juice, the watermelon produced in Quxu is, well-received by tourists. Losang Drolkar said about 6000-800 watermelons were sold daily and the peak sales season was supposed to last till the end of October. 

Now watermelon planting has offered another efficient way to increase incomes for the local people.

 ("Lingka" means "park" in Tibetan which becomes the name for Tibetans to enjoy their leisure days.)

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