Macadamia growers in Lam Dong province started the harvest season. Fresh macadamia products are purchased by traders and processing establishments at the price of 75,000 – 110,000 VND/kg.
Mr. Vu Hong Long, Head of the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of Di Linh district (Lam Dong), said that local farmers are now starting the harvest. Fresh macadamia products are currently purchased by traders, processing establishments, and companies with prices ranging from 70,000 VND to 110,000 VND/kg. For peeled products, the price is from 210,000 VND to 320,000 VND/kg.
Currently, the province has about 8.5 thousand ha of macadamia.
Macadamia growers in Lam Ha district (Lam Dong) also started the harvest season. Mr. Le Van Tu, a production and business household in Tan Van commune (Lam Ha district), said that fresh macadamia is purchased by processing establishments at 85,000 – 90,000 VND/kg. After deducting costs, one ha can bring quite a large profit.
According to Mr. Nguyen Hoang Anh, Director of Hoang Anh Maca Co., Ltd. (Don Duong district, Lam Dong), currently, the unit purchases 2 – 3 tons of fresh macadamia from households in the region for 85,000 – 90,000 VND/kg per day.
Macadamia has been grown in Lam Dong since 2006. Now, the whole province has about 8.5 thousand ha of macadamia with an output of over 3,000 tons. Macadamia is mainly grown in Don Duong, Lam Ha, Duc Trong, Di Linh, Bao Lam, Dam Rong, Lac Duong, Da Lat, and Bao Loc districts. According to Lam Dong Agricultural Extension Center, the average yield of macadamia is about 1.5 tons/ha/year./.