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Xinjiang enters harvest season

(ECNS) -- Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has been filled with the joy of harvest since September.

Bohu County in southern Xinjiang, known as the "hometown of China's peppers," has a beautiful ecological environment, fertile land, and sufficient light and heat conditions, which endow Bohu peppers with a good color and high calcium content.

As a pillar industry in the region, peppers are processed into chili powder, chili sauce and so on.

On a 10,000-mu (6.67 million square meter) vineyard in Heshuo County, villagers picked and selected grapes with high maturity and good appearance, putting them in baskets, weighing, packing and loading.

A large area of wine grapes has been planted in southern Xinjiang, which has won wide popularity among consumers across the country due to its excellent quality, bright color and high sugar content.

Xinjiang's wine grape area accounts for a quarter of the country. During harvest season, lotus roots typically pile up in the lotus pond of Chaganuoer Township, Bohu County.

While farmers are busy harvesting red jujube in Toksun County. The red jujube in Toksun county has a thin skin, thick pulp, small core, and high sugar content.

Villagers said they sold nearly 10 tons of jujube last year, and that this year provided another good harvest, so they are confident of better sales.

This year, Toksun county planted 114,000 mu of jujube. The annual output of jujube reached 38,000 tons with an output value of 380 million yuan (about $58.8 million).

According to statistics, the commercial fruit cultivation rate in Xinjiang reached 85 percent in 2020, with an output value of 52.29 billion yuan.