Vegetables define autumn in Inner Mongolia

By YUAN HUI in Baotou and ZHAO RUIXUE | | Updated: 2021-09-03 16:45
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Farmers pick tomatoes recently in Bayannuur, Inner Mongolia autonomous region. It is the second-largest tomato growing area in China. [Photo by Chen Qiang/For]

With the coming of autumn, farmers in Bayannuur, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, begin harvesting the vegetables they've grown on the Hetao Plain along the upper Yellow River.

The second-largest tomato growing area in China, the city produces 2 million metric tons annually on 30,000 hectares, according to the local government. More than 400,000 tons of tomato ketchup is sold to Europe, the Americas and Southeast Asia.

In addition, bell peppers grown on nearly 27,000 hectares of land in Bayannuur have been harvested since late August. More than 300,000 tons of dehydrated peppers are exported to overseas markets every year.

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