Wed. May 22nd, 2024

VietNamNet Bridge – Watermelons in the shapes of cars or gold bars, thousand-finger citrons, grapefruits in the shape of wine gourds… are among the unique fruits for the Lunar New Year 2013. However, these prices are towering high.

specialty, watermelon, grapefruit, new year, gardenerWatermelons in the shape of four-seat cars, with the letter “Phuc”
(blessing) on the hood of the car, are offered by a gardener in the
Mekong Delta city of Can Tho at the price of VND10 million ($500)/ pair.

specialty, watermelon, grapefruit, new year, gardenerThere are 2 types, yellow and green.

specialty, watermelon, grapefruit, new year, gardenerGardener Tran Thanh Liem, from Binh Thuy District, Can Tho City,
said, to create this kind of watermelons, he spent three years to
research and test.

specialty, watermelon, grapefruit, new year, gardenerWatermelons in the shape of gold bullions are also sold at very high
price because it is very difficult to make the mold and to “force”
watermelons in the gold bullion shape. The successful rate is only about
35%. A pair of watermelons of this kind is priced over VND3 million
($150).

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specialty, watermelon, grapefruit, new year, gardenerSquare-shaped watermelons are offered at VND2-3 million per pair.

specialty, watermelon, grapefruit, new year, gardenerA field of wine-gourd shaped watermelons.

specialty, watermelon, grapefruit, new year, gardenerEach watermelon of this kind, with “embossed” letters are priced between VND1.5-2 million.Watermelons of this kind are only available for the lunar New Year.

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specialty, watermelon, grapefruit, new year, gardenerWine-gourd shaped grapefruits are priced VND3 million a pair.

specialty, watermelon, grapefruit, new year, gardenerA pair of wine-gourd shaped grapefruits with “embossed” letters “Good fortune.”
    

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specialty, watermelon, grapefruit, new year, gardenerFinger citrons are arranged on the altar during the lunar New Year to
wish for luck in the new year, prosperity of wealth and health. For
this fruit, the bigger it is, the higher number of fingers it has, the
value is higher.

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specialty, watermelon, grapefruit, new year, gardenerThis finger citron is priced VND3 million.

M. Thu

By vivian