The purple thing that brings millions of money every day to farmers

Taking advantage of their leisure time, people in many localities of Nghe An go to the mountains to pick forest Sims (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa) and earn millions every day.

In July and August of the solar calendar, on the hillsides in Hung Nguyen and Nghe An districts, myrtle begins to ripen. Taking advantage of the cool weather, from early morning or late afternoon, people go to the hills to pick up sims (Rhodomyrtus tomentosa) to earn extra income.
In the Hung Nguyen district, purple myrtle grows naturally all over the hillsides in Chau Nhan, Hung Lam (old), and Hung Tay communes… In recent years, the demand for wild myrtle in the market has increased, so people take full advantage of it. Using his spare time, he went to the hills to pick them and sell them at the market or weigh them for traders.
From 6:30 a.m., Mrs. Pham Thi Minh (residing in Hung Lam commune, Hung Nguyen) brings food and water, walks from her house to the hill to pick sims. “On average, every morning I pick 3-5kg of sims. At most, in the main season, around August of the solar calendar, the sims are fully ripe, so each picking session will be about 7-10kg. Currently, the retail price of sims is going up. at 25,000 VND/kg, wholesale 18,000-20,000 VND(1$)/kg. Picking up as many traders in Vinh city, they also come to their homes to buy them all,” said Ms. Minh.
The sim season usually lasts for 3 months, from July to September of the solar calendar. Even though it is just a part-time job, people can earn an additional income of 5-10 million VND/season.
Lam Thanh mountain, Nhon mountain has a gentle slope, when climbing is not too strenuous, so Nguyen Thi Binh (14 years old, living in Hung Phuc commune, Hung Nguyen) every summer vacation with a group of friends in the neighborhood followed her parents up. mountain pick sim. “In the past, we used to go to the mountains to herd buffalo and cows to often pick ripe myrtle fruits to eat. The ripe black myrtle fruit is very fragrant, not astringent. In recent years, people have bought a lot of sims, so I followed my mother up. The mountain picks myrtle to sell. Every day, mother and daughter, working hard, earn 300,000 to 500,000 VND,” Binh said.
If you act fast, each person can pick up about 20kg of sims/day. There are families with all 3 members taking each other to the mountain to pick sims. The job can bring millions of dollars a day to people in many localities of the Hung Nguyen district.
Not only people in Hung Nguyen district, at this time, in other areas such as Thanh Chuong, Do Luong, Anh Son, Yen Thanh, Nam Dan and the hilly coastal communes in Quynh Luu are entering the picking season.” forest fortune”. This is not a small source of income for people in their leisure time.
Leaders of Hung Phu Commune People’s Committee, Hung Nguyen District said: “This year’s weather is quite favorable, so the myrtle tree produces a lot of fruit and sells for a good price. Wild myrtle is usually ripe in the summer. People take advantage of going up the mountain to pick sims to earn extra income to cover their lives.
A student took advantage of his summer vacation to go to the mountains to pick sims with his mother.
Results after many hours of hard work picking sims of people.
The fruit of the forest myrtle has a sweet, acrid taste, has many effects, and is nutritious. Wild sim is still known as a medicine with many good uses for health. All parts from the stem, leaves, and roots of the myrtle tree can be used as medicine. With the good effects of this fruit, about 10 years ago, the demand for forest sim increased sharply