Van Don peach blossoms gear up for Tet
As the traditional Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) is drawing near, farmers in Van Don are gearing up to prepare peach trees, a symbol of this special festive time.
Peach blossoms are a symbol of a peaceful and wealthy life in Vietnamese people’s view. As a traditional feature, every family in Vietnam would buy one or some types of flower that appear only in Tet; if in the South of Vietnam, yellow apricot flower is the most common, in the Northern part, people usually purchase Hoa Dao for adornment.
Van Don has long been renowned for light peach trees with pink colour flowers. These trees are multiplied with seeds after each harvest and then naturally grown in the absence of stimulant substances. Therefore, unlike other peach trees, it often takes from 5-7 years to harvest a tree of that kind.