These days, many people come to Quang An flower market in the Tay Ho district of Hanoi to buy flowers for the Tet Holiday. Flower farmers from neighboring areas such as Me Linh, Dong Anh, Phu Thuong also bring lots of flowers to the market to meet the high demand

Here, shop owners sell hundreds of colorful flowers of all kinds. But there is only one kind of flower that is in high demand: peach blossom. Most of the peach blossoms come from various Nhat Tan peach orchards. This year, the local market will see the absence of the Northwest forest peach blossom variety due to the Government's ban on harvesting them.

And due to prolonged cold weather this year, peach blossoms are slow to bloom. Many peach branches grow fresh green shoots and are speckled with the pink and red color of flower buds, signaling a new spring has arrived.

Some peach blossom sellers here said that this year's market is much more active than last year. Therefore, the price is also somewhat higher than last year. For example, the price of a small peach blossom branch is from 80,000 to 100,000 VND. Buyers have to pay from 250,000 to 300,000 VND for an average size branch and 2 to 4 million VND or higher for a large branch./.