Peach gardeners in Hanoi are looking forward to a bumper crop in anticipation of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, the biggest of its kind in Vietnam.

The warm weather and leap lunar year will bring the flowers out in bloom early, while the application of advanced technology will make them last longer and with bigger buds.

The prices of peach trees are predicted not to fluctuate much over the previous year, ranging between 500,000 VND and 1.5 million VND.

Dang Van Manh, owner of the Nhat Tan peach garden, boasts that nearly 100 domestic and foreign businesses have came to hire his peach trees at 5 to 8 million VND per tree.

Peach flowers or Hoa Dao are a must-have decorative item for families in northern Vietnam during the Lunar New Year.

Hanoi is famous for peach orchards such as Nhat Tan, Phu Thuong, Quang Ba, Nghi Tam and La Ca peach village.-VNA