Chinese crabapple trees nourish villagers' incomes in Hohhot
Zhang Fusheng, a resident of Quanyushu village in Hohhot, trims Chinese crabapple trees. [Photo/Inner Mongolia Daily]
Qingshuihe county in Hohhot, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, and also known as the "hometown of Chinese crabapple trees," has seen growth in residents' incomes through malus prunifolia crops, Inner Mongolia Daily reported.
In Shantaizi village, Laoniuwan town, there is a malus prunifolia fruit plantation covering an area of more than 2,000 mu (133 hectares).
Su Zhijun, a resident of Shantaizi village, set up a company to drive villagers in Shantaizi village and surrounding villages to the fruits and achieve a steady increase in income.
Currently, the company has employed more than 500 villagers to participate in the planting and management of the fruit plantations.
According to officials in Qingshuihe county, at present, the county is gradually completing the goal of developing a fruit plantation base expanding some 1 million mu. Through the development of the fruit farming industry such as malus prunifolia, some 12,000 people have recorded increased incomes.