Rizhao Blueberry of China

China Rizhao Blueberry, a specialty of Donggang District, Rizhao City, a product of China's National Geographical Indication. To

Rizhao Blueberry Blueberry is known as the "Queen of Fruits" and "King of Berries". It is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, as well as higher anthocyanins. It has obvious medicinal and economic value. It is effective for anti-eye blindness, anti-aging, and anti-aging. Cancer, etc. have a certain effect, and are the main functional fruits both domestically and internationally. To

On November 4, 2016, the former General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine approved the implementation of geographical indication product protection for "Rizhao Blueberry".

Blueberry, also known as bilberry, is a plant of the genus Vaccinium in the Rhododendron family. It is a perennial deciduous or evergreen shrub. The blueberry fruit is a berry, with an average weight of 0.5-2.5 grams. The fruit is blue and has a beautiful color. It is covered with a layer of white fruit powder. The flesh is fine and the seeds are very small. The odor is light and aromatic, sweet and sour. It is a good fresh food. The blueberry fruit is rich in various vitamins (A, B, C), arbutin, anthocyanin, SOD, protein, edible fiber, and rich mineral elements such as potassium, iron, zinc, calcium, etc., with high nutritional value. Blueberry fruit also has high medicinal value and nutritional and health care functions. It has anti-aging, softening cardiovascular and cerebrovascular, anti-cancer and improving eyesight effects. It is listed by the International Food and Agriculture Organization as one of the five major health foods for human beings and is known as "21st Century The king of health berries". 

China's Rizhao blueberries are grown in high-bush blueberries and rabbit-eye blueberries. The main varieties include Darou, Lanfeng, Duke, Elliott, etc. The cultivation mode is mainly greenhouse and plastic greenhouse cultivation.

Donggang District, Rizhao City, China is located in the southern wing of the Shandong Peninsula, bordering the Yellow Sea in the east, Qingdao in the north, Lanshan District in Rizhao City in the south, Tongju County in the west, and Japan and South Korea across the sea. The district spans 119°04'-119°39' east longitude and 35°04'-35°36' north latitude. Donggang has a warm temperate and humid monsoon climate. It is surrounded by mountains and the sea. Under the protection of the Luzhong mountain range, it is warm in winter and cool in summer. It has both inland and ocean climates. There is no severe cold in winter or scorching heat in summer. The annual average temperature is 12.6℃. There are 213 frost-free days, with an annual average of 2532.9 hours of sunshine and 916 mm of precipitation. The air quality is the national first-level standard. There are various types of landforms, such as plains, hills, waters, wetlands, oceans and other rich and diverse natural landscapes, and the scenery is beautiful. Water resources are relatively abundant, with annual natural reserves of more than 800 million cubic meters and excellent water quality. [5]

Blueberries are suitable for growing in moist acid soil, and the most suitable soil pH is 4.0-4.8. Donggang District has a warm temperate humid and semi-humid continental monsoon climate, with rain and heat in the same season. The soil pH value of the whole area varies from 3.5 to 7.0, and 66.2% of the soil has a pH value below 5.5. Slightly acidic soil resources and suitable climatic conditions provide a superior natural basis for the development of blueberry production.

Blueberry, meaning blue berry. There are more than 400 species of cranberries distributed in the world. The earliest cultivation country is the United States, but it is less than a hundred years of cultivation history.

Blueberry cultivation in China started late, mainly half-tall, low-bush and rabbit-eye blueberries. It is geographically dispersed, mainly distributed in Shandong, Jilin, Liaoning, Jiangsu, Guizhou, Yunnan, etc. Among them, Shandong Province has the largest industrialized planting area, and Chentuan Town in Donggang District is the main production area in Shandong Province.

In 2004, due to a good planting environment, Zhejiang merchants spotted business opportunities for blueberry planting in Chentuan Town, Rizhao City, and selected 30 acres of land for blueberry planting. After the successful planting, companies from Hebei, Jiangsu, Beijing and other places came here and chose to invest in Chentuan Town to develop blueberry planting bases.

Since 2008, blueberries in Donggang District have grown by nearly 1,000 mu each year. To

In 2011, Chentuan Town successfully applied for the "Hometown of Blueberries in China".

In 2015, Chentuan Town built a blueberry industrialization development base in phases and batches that integrates scientific research, intensive processing, eco-tourism, and leisure picking. It has formed 10 major blueberry productions including Shiwanggou, Xiacaizhuang, and Xishanggou. base. To

In 2016, Rizhao, China, built a national blueberry cultivation demonstration area, and Rizhao blueberries became another local specialty after Rizhao green tea.

In 2010, the blueberry planting area in Donggang District has reached 546.7 hectares, with 600 tons of blueberry fruit and sales income of more than 48 million yuan. To

In 2011, the blueberry planting area in Donggang District has exceeded 5,000 mu. To

In 2013, the production of fresh blueberries in Chentuan Town, the main blueberry producing area of Rizhao, exceeded 500 tons, with an output value of more than 80 million yuan, which brought farmers more than 10 million in income and an annual per capita income increase of more than 9,000 yuan. There are 12 standardized production bases for organic blueberries in the town.

In 2014, the total area of blueberries in Chentuan Town was 17,000 mu, with an annual output value of nearly 200 million. The construction of 12 standardized production bases for organic blueberries has stimulated the employment of more than 5,000 nearby villagers. 

In 2016, Donggang District had 20,000 mu of blueberry planting base.

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