Locals present Luc Yen oranges to customers (Photo: VNA)

Yen Bai (VNA) –
The Luc Yen orange cooperative had its specialty accredited as a collective trademark at a ceremony in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai on January 12.

Grown for over 200 years, the Luc Yen orange is famous for its thick yellow peel and sweet juice.

There are 645 households cultivating the fruit trees on a total area of 308.8 hectares across 18 out of 24 communes in the Luc Yen district.

The district produces between 2,000 and 2,500 tonnes of orange on an annual basis, which brings an average revenue of up to 40 million VND (1,760 USD) per hectare.

The district plans to expand its orange plantation to 500 hectares by 2020.-VNA