In the News (Vietnam): Fruit farmer masters fine art of growing odd-shaped pomelos

HAU GIANG — Vietnamese people often offer their ancestors pomelos that are placed on their family’s altar during Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays, which in turn will hopefully bring happiness and luck during the new year.

Vo Trung Thanh from Phu Huu Commune, Chau Thanh District, has recently achieved fame by successfully growing pomelos that are shaped like gourds.

When asked about the secret of raising such strange-shaped pomelos, Thanh says they are all Nam Roi pomelo, which are one of the most popular fruits in Viet Nam.

“I’ve just simply changed their normal shapes into gourds,” he says.

Read the full story at Viet Nam News

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