Childhood Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa suddenly ‘hot’ in the city: Huge income from forest fruits

Hey my Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa flower hills, the purple Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa flower hills are lonely in the afternoon … That is the sadness in old poetry and music. And now, if you own such a purple myrtle hill, you will definitely have a lot of money from ripe fruit or do tourism .

Purple myrtle flowers are imprinted in many people's memories /// Photo Chí Khiem

Purple myrtle is deeply imprinted in many people’s memories . PHOTO OF CHI KHIEM

Rhodomyrtus Tomentosamering purple and pink flowers every summer is no stranger to the childhood of many generations. Go to the forest to pick ripe Rhodomyrtus Tomentosas, choose large, black, chewable fruits to enjoy the sweet, scent of the wild fruit, becoming a beautiful memory of many people. But up to now, myrtle does not “accept” the fate of growing wild in the mountains, few people have looked at it as before. Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa down the mountain, become a landscape decoration tree on a golf course, plant it on farms, garden houses of many people or decorate the terraces, balconies of many houses in big cities.

Childhood sim tree suddenly 'hot' in the city: Huge income from the forest fruit - photo 1Ripe, sticky sim fruitPHOTO OF CHI KHIEM

Growing myrtle, remember my childhood

Mr. Nguyen Hai Hung, 38 years old, residing at house number 60, group 11, Gieng Day ward, Ha Long city, Quang Ninh recently happily showed off to his friends when the first Rhodomyrtus Tomentosam trees he planted in front of his house blossomed. 

“The flower is very big, long-lasting, the beauty of the purple season is rustic, Rhodomyrtus Tomentosaple, not as colorful as the rose, dahlia, but it is prone to memories. Seeing it to remember the years of childhood, every afternoon when going to school, we will gather friends to pick Rhodomyrtus Tomentosas and pick cold rice on the hill ”, Mr. Hung said.“Previously, many old people, over 50 years old, bought myrtle trees to grow at home to review their childhood. And now many young people also want to plant this tree. 

It is easy to grow, does not have to water, take much care. Just be alive and it will flower, and bear fruit. Purple Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa flower is very beautiful, is loved by many people. The Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa fruit is delicious, especially the sticky Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa (round, berry, thick meat, fragrant, sweet). If the leaves and stems of myrtle tree are carefully investigated, they still have medicinal properties, ”said Nong Chi Khiem, 33 years old, who started his business with myrtle, owner of Khiem Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa Farm in Bac Giang.

After 7 years of sticking with myrtle, up to now, customers who buy seedlings and Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa fruit of Mr. Khiem have spread all over Vietnam, from Quang Ninh, Hanoi … to Lam Dong, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Kien Giang … to help The young boss has a huge income.

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Childhood sim tree suddenly 'hot' in the city: Huge income from forest fruits - photo 3
Childhood sim tree suddenly 'hot' in the city: Huge income from forest fruits - photo 4
Childhood sim tree suddenly 'hot' in the city: Huge income from forest fruits - photo 5Sim is becoming a “hot” tree, many young people love growing sim treesPHOTO OF CHI KHIEM

Anh Khiem has about 2 ha of Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa growing in Bac Giang and about 20 ha jointly bidding and planting Rhodomyrtus Tomentosas in Lang Son. Ripe Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa fruit is harvested by spreading canvas under the base and shaking the tree, ripe fruit and old leaves will pour down. The following harvest times only have ripe fruit, ensuring fresh and clean.

What should I pay attention to growing Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa?

Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa tree is becoming a favored tree because it creates a beautiful landscape, gives high value from the fruit, does not need much fertilization. Increasingly, the fruits of the forest, reminiscent of old memories such as Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa, tram, thanh mai … are more and more popular. At one point, in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, each kg of ripe Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa fruit retails for 35,000 VND to 70,000 VND.

Childhood sim tree suddenly 'hot' in the city: Huge income from forest fruits - photo 6The meat is thick, fragrant, sweet and not acrid

Mr. Nong Chi Khiem said, many people have the opportunity to open farms in Long Thanh, Dong Nai, buy from him more than 10,000 seedlings to plant. Recently, he also provided a large amount of myrtle seedlings for a golf course in Bac Giang to decorate the landscape. 

Or a guy who opened a farm for visitors to visit Lam Dong also bought his seedlings to plant, up to now, the area of ​​the growing Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa is more than 1 ha. Especially with other provinces, myrtle only bears fruit in about 3 months a year, from June to August of the lunar calendar. As for Lam Dong, the climate and soil are suitable, so myrtle trees can flower, with results all year round.

Although living strongly and resiliently in the mountains, without care and bathing, myrtle still blooms evenly, giving sweet fruit. But if you dig the correct Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa of that forest to the city to plant and take care of, it is not certain that the tree will live and give flowers and results. Why?

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Childhood sim tree suddenly 'hot' in the city: Huge income from forest fruit - photo 8Packing and transporting myrtle seedlings to customersPHOTO OF CHI KHIEM
Childhood sim tree suddenly 'hot' in the city: Huge income from forest fruits - photo 9Sim prefers open soil, does not need to water much, can flower and bear fruit
Childhood sim tree suddenly 'hot' in the city: Huge income from forest fruits - photo 10There are sim trees that can be 2 m – 2.5 m highPHOTO OF CHI KHIEM

Mr. Nong Chi Khiem said that the land for growing myrtle should be well ventilated and well-drained. Myrtle does not need much watering. The habit of many city growers is to like to water, this can cause the tree to become waterlogged and easily die. Not just eating Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa fruit, sowing seeds will grow into a Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa tree for me to plant and watch the flowers. 

Rhodomyrtus Tomentosaultaneously, myrtle is not suitable for extracting branches, cutting branches for nursery into the ground. According to Mr. Khiem, the seedling selection step is very important, the seedlings have been researched and nurtured by the gardener, thereby allowing the seedling to grow better, with a more sustainable vitality … Follow Thanh Nien