Zhao County Snowflake Pear Planting Area--Hebei
- Description: Zhao County, a historic town called Zhaozhou in the past, is located in Hebei 40 km southeast of the provincial capital Shijiazhuang, and 280 km south of Beijing,It is the "national main trade grain p
Zhao County, a historic town called Zhaozhou in the past, is located in Hebei 40 km southeast of the provincial capital Shijiazhuang, and 280 km south of Beijing,It is the "national main trade grain production county", "national high quality wheat production county" and "the home county of snowflake pear" named by our country. Besides, it is the only "asparagus production county" in Hebei.
The planting area of pear reached 300,000 mu and the annual yield was above 400,000 tons. Zhao county relied on the traditional advantage and developed 110,000 mu of elaborate pear garden. "Zhaozhou" Snowflake Pear was honored "the First Pear All Over The World" and gained the awards of national expositions for many times. In 1999 it gain the title of "the Well-known Fruit of China" and the silver award of the international gardening exposition.
The snowflake pear processing industry and cornstarch processing industry were listed the 22 major support industries by the people government of Hebei Province. The pear juice enjoyed the fame all over the country and successively gained the silver award of Chinese high-quality agricultural products and scientific and technical exposition, the golden award and the silver award of the economic trade exposition. The dried pear and preserved pear that adopted technology of Beijing Hongluo Group were sold in Beijing, Tianjin and Shijiazhuang. The number of enterprises that produced starch reached 30.
Zhao county organized some activities: "pear flower festival" in successive years. It established the management office of cooperative travel agency of Hebei Province. Zhao county annually put up above one million person-time travelers.