Beautiful Vietnam
Phu Van flower village before Tet
  • By Duy Tuyen-Binh Son | | January 04, 2012 10:04 AM

Phu Van, a famous flower village, near Phu Ly City in the northern province of Ha Nam, has seen a very exciting atmosphere these days when Tet is nearing.


Traders from different localities nationwide have flocked to the village to find flowers for Tet, while local people busy themselves taking care of the flowers. This Tet promises to be a great crop. 

Phu Van is the flower hub not only for Ha Nam but also for the neighbouring provinces of Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh and Thai Binh.

Nguyen Thi Hue, a flower grower, shared, “Unlike the previous years, the weather has been quite favourable. Most kinds of flowers have done quite well and bloomed on schedule. Currently, daisies and gerbera blossoms are coming earlier than roses, so we have to slow down the progress to keep the flowers in good condition for Tet.”

Phu Van is also well-known for kumquat, with trees priced up into millions of VND.

Tran Van Nam, another experienced grower, said, “This year the weather is not too cold, which is good for growing kumquat trees. But, the fruit tends to be quite small due to the lack of rain in May and June."

This year, the average price of a kumquat tree is of VND2-3 million (USD95-142.85). The price is up to VND2-10 million (USD95-475.37) for a tree with nicer shapes.

Prices for flowers also rise around the Tet holiday. 

Some photos of Phu Van flower village: 

Daisy fields

Farmers take care of flowers   

Kumquat gardens 

Rose gardens promise a great crop 

Violet beds

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