- A delegation from the Department of Agriculture of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Prof. Bai Xianjin, chief agronomist of Department of Agriculture of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and other ten scientists and directors visited JAAS from July 17 to 18, 2011.
The delegation had a guided tour to the peach germplasm nursery and peach testing orchard, and tasted the new peach varieties such as Xiacui, Xiahui 6, Yinhe, etc. They were in unanimous agreement that the peach variety Xiacui with high fruit firmness is more suitable for mountain areas while the variety Xiahui 6 with low fruit firmness could be reasonably planted in the suburbs in Guangxi.
Prof. Deng, agronomist from Lingchuan Fruit Station claimed that, with the bags for fruit bagging offered by JAAS, both the appearance and taste quality of peaches in Guangxi were improved significantly.
Scions of the varieties Xiahui 5, Xiacui, Zijinhong 1 offered by JAAS to Guangxi Institute of Fruit and Vegetables have been successfully localized in Guangxi and hopefully bear fruit in one or two years.