The fruit-laden rose garden of the couple ‘left the city to the mountain’

The rose garden of Viet Anh brothers and sisters in Da Lat is a place where visitors can experience picking persimmons, taking photos… as the couple did in Kyoto (Japan).

The mountain town of Da Lat with cold weather is not only a famous tourist destination with beautiful scenery all year round, but also favorably bestows this place with red rose gardens in autumn.  In the photo is a rose garden in the autumn sun of husband and wife Tran Viet Anh and Hoang Viet Anh (both 34 years old).  Visitors go from Hung Vuong Street, Da Lat City to the direction of Ve Chai Pagoda, then go straight to Tu Phuoc Street for another 5 km to reach the rose garden, located in Xuan Tho commune, about 12 km from the center of the mountain town.  For more than 10 years, every year, Viet Anh and his wife have spent several times escaping from the city.  Ho Chi Minh City to the land of fog to travel, relax and invest in farm business.  In May 2020, when Covid-19 broke out, the whole family of 10 of Viet Anh's brothers and sisters, including parents and siblings on both sides, decided to settle down in Da Lat.  Currently family business,
The mountain town of Da Lat with cold weather is not only a famous tourist destination with beautiful scenery all year round, but also favorably bestows this place with red rose gardens in autumn. Pictured is the rose garden of husband and wife Tran Viet Anh and Hoang Viet Anh (both 34 years old). Going from Hung Vuong Street, going through Ve Chai Pagoda, then going straight on Tu Phuoc Street for another 5 km, you will reach the garden, located in Xuan Tho Commune, about 12 km from the center of Da Lat.

For more than 10 years, every year, Viet Anh and his wife have moved from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat to travel, relax and invest in the farm business. In May 2020, when Covid-19 broke out, the whole family of 10 members of Viet Anh, including his parents and siblings on both sides, decided to settle down in Da Lat. Currently, family business, combined with farm tourism, coffee shop, Mama Dala rose garden, of which rose garden has an area of ​​2,000 m2, with more than 50 roots.

Persimmon tree is a typical fruit tree of the highlands, with an area of ​​over 370 hectares, concentrated in the suburbs of wards and communes of Xuan Tho, Xuan Truong, Ta Nung, Da Lat and D'Ran town, district. Neighboring Don Duong.  Viet Anh said that she and her husband once went to Japan in the pink season, fascinated by the picturesque scenery with red persimmon trees nestled next to wooden houses in Kyoto.  Later, fate came to the family and now owns a beautiful rose garden that is not inferior to Japan.  The rose garden does not need much care, this place is a land of roses, the soil is suitable for growing persimmons, so all year long, you only need to fertilize with organic fertilizer, harvest clean fruit every season.  In addition to redoing the entrance to the garden, they also built a wooden house, a few rustic huts under the old persimmon canopy and arranged wooden floors for guests to experience picking persimmons, taking photos as true to the feeling.
The persimmon tree is a typical fruit tree of the highlands, with an area of ​​over 370 hectares, concentrated in the suburbs of wards and communes of Xuan Tho, Xuan Truong, Ta Nung, Da Lat, and D’Ran town, district. Neighboring Don Duong. Viet Anh said that she and her husband used to go to Japan during this fruit season, fascinated by the picturesque scenery with ripe red persimmon trees nestled next to wooden houses in Kyoto. Later, fate came to the family, and now owns a beautiful garden that is not inferior to Japan.

The garden does not need much care, this place is a pink country, the soil is suitable for planting, so it only needs to be fertilized with organic fertilizer all year round, every season is harvested. In addition to redoing the entrance to the garden, they also built a wooden house, a few rustic huts under the old tree, and arranged wooden floors for guests to experience picking persimmons, taking photos as they did, and celebrating the husband and wife. I used to be in Kyoto.
The son followed Viet Anh to experience picking persimmons.  In early September, the first roses in the garden began to turn from green to yellow.  At this time in previous years, many tourists visit the garden, like to check-in under the persimmon canopy or hand-pick the ripe berries to eat immediately.  This year, due to the prolonged Covid-19 gap, the rose garden was sparse, so the persimmons were picked earlier, incubated slightly to make the persimmons crispy and sent for sale throughout the provinces.  When persimmons are ripe, we pick them by ourselves. The hard yellow cherries are incubated in plastic bags for 10 days or used as Japanese wind-hanging persimmons, she said. This year, the whole garden is expected to harvest more than 2 tons of delicious persimmons, not as much as last year because part of the fruit fell when the storm came early.  Visitors to visit can pick persimmons, eat freely and take-away prices are 150,000-180,000/bag of 5 kg depending on the time.
The son followed Viet Anh to experience the picking of persimmons. In early September, the first plants in the garden began to turn from green to yellow. At this time in previous years, many tourists visit the garden, preferring to check-in or hand-pick ripe fruits for instant consumption. This year, the distance is long, the garden is empty, so the fruit is picked earlier, incubated slightly to make the persimmon crispy, and sent to sell throughout the provinces. “Whenever the fruit is ripe, we pick it ourselves, the hard yellow fruits are incubated in plastic bags for 10 days or left to hang in the wind,” she said.

This year, the whole garden is expected to harvest more than 2 tons, not as much as last year because part of the fruit falls when the storm comes early. Visitors to visit can pick persimmons, eat freely and the take-out price is 150,000 -180,000/bag of 5 kg depending on the time.
In the past, the Da Lat people did not know how to make persimmons hanging in the wind, the persimmons in the season depreciated, and when they were ripe, they filled the garden.  Now there are many ways to use and exploit ripe persimmons, so the price of persimmons is better, providing a stable basic income, she said.  If persimmons want to eat ripe fruit without acrid, they must choose soft red berries, thin skin, when biting, they will feel the sweet taste.  In addition, persimmons can be incubated in a rice bowl according to the traditional method so that the persimmons are ripe and red naturally, bringing a rich sweetness, but if they are kept with ice, they will have a light sweet taste when ripe.
Previously, the people of Da Lat did not know how to hang the wind, the persimmons in the season depreciated, and when they were ripe, they filled the garden, only collecting and fermenting lime until the acrid ends. Now there are many ways to use it other than exploiting ripe fruit, so the price of persimmon is better, providing a stable basic income.

If persimmons want to eat ripe fruit without acrid, they must choose soft red berries, thin skin, when biting, they will feel the sweet taste. In addition, the fruit can be incubated in the traditional way to ripen and soften naturally, bringing a rich sweetness, and if it is incubated with ice, it will have a light sweet taste when ripe, not as delicious.
Sharing about how to incubate persimmon eggs, Ms. Viet Anh chose a round ball, hard, not stamped, yellowish in color, cleaned and put in a nylon bag, put 1 layer of newspaper 1 layer of pink, incubated for 10 days without opening. The fruit will be acrid, naturally sweet and crispy. She also shares how to make persimmons hanging from the wind, how to choose the fruit like making persimmons to keep crispy, but when picking the whole stalk, you have to tie the rope to hang it up.  The first is to peel, put the fruit in diluted salt water, soak for 10 minutes so that the fruit does not darken, dip the persimmon in white wine with high alcohol content.  Finally, hang the persimmon in a sunny and windy place, note that the sun is not too harsh and the rain will not be splashed in 20-30 days to get the finished product.
Sharing about how to incubate persimmon eggs, Ms. Viet Anh chose a round ball, hard, not stamped, slightly yellow in color, wiped clean and put it in a nylon bag, just put a layer of newspaper one layer of fruit, incubated for 10 days without opening. The fruit will be out of acrid, naturally sweet, and crunchy.

She also shared how to make persimmons hanging in the wind, how to choose the fruit as crispy, but when picking the whole stalk to tie the rope to hang up. First, peel the fruit, put the fruit in diluted saltwater, soak for 10 minutes so that the fruit does not darken, dip the fruit in white wine with high alcohol content. Finally, hang the fruit in a sunny and windy place, note that the sun is not harsh and it is not rained in 20-30 days to be finished.
Beautiful ripe persimmon branches are also brought to the vase to create a more impressive and colorful living room space on the occasion of the mid-autumn festival.  After 10 days of planting the branches, the fruit fell a bit withered, at that time the rice was incubated until soft, she said.
Beautiful ripe persimmon branches are also brought to the vase to create a more impressive and colorful space on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival. After 10 days of planting the branches, the fruit will drop a bit withered, then take the rice incubator until it is soft.
After detailed sharing about the persimmon harvest season, making persimmons crunchy and persimmon hanging in the wind, Ms. Viet Anh also advised on how to distinguish Da Lat persimmons from Chinese persimmons.  It is the Dalat persimmon season that lasts from mid-September to early December, while Chinese persimmons are sold at many times of the year.  The original Da Lat persimmons, when ripe, only need 1-2 days to begin to soften, if not eaten in time, they will rot quickly, while Chinese persimmons bought for a whole week will not be damaged by using chemicals to preserve.  As for the Da Lat persimmon variety, which is round and thin like a chicken egg without grooves, when ripe, it will turn orange-yellow, not red, shiny like Chinese persimmons.  In addition, Da Lat persimmons are still sweet and delicious, while Chinese persimmons are not as delicious.
After detailed sharing about the harvest season, making persimmons, and hanging in the wind, Ms. Viet Anh also advises on how to distinguish Da Lat’s persimmon from China’s. This fruit season in Da Lat lasts from mid-September to early December, while in China sells many times of the year. When ripe, Da Lat persimmons only need 1-2 days to start to soften, if they don’t eat in time, they will rot quickly, while Chinese goods bought for a whole week will not be damaged due to the use of preservatives. As for the Da Lat persimmon variety, it is round and thin like a chicken egg without grooves, when ripe, it will turn orange-yellow, not red and shiny like Chinese fruit. In addition, Da Lat persimmons are still slightly sweet and crispy, while Chinese fruits are not as delicious.

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