Watermelon festival starts Jun 21

June 18, 2024

The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department today introduced four highlighted varieties of organic watermelons for the Local Organic Watermelon Festival 2024, which is scheduled to start on June 21.


The festival promotes organic watermelons and other premium agricultural products, and strengthens sustainability of local agriculture.


The first organic farmers' market will be held at 1/F, Maritime Square 1 from 10am to 6pm between June 21 and June 24.


People can buy local organic agricultural products, enjoy booth games and workshops as well as receive a gift when they purchase watermelons.


The four varieties of watermelons introduced are Huang Yu, seedless 3F-2728, Super Sweet Black Angel 168 and Diana.


Huang Yu is spherical and features a green skin with dark stripes as well as juicy and crisp yellow flesh.


The seedless 3F-2728 melon is spherical with a dark striped green skin and red flesh.


The spherical and juicy Super Sweet Black Angel 168 has a green striped skin and bright crimson-coloured flesh, while the oblong Diana melon comes with an intense red flesh encased under a bright striped yellow skin.


Starting from late June, people can purchase local organic watermelons and other seasonal vegetables and fruits at organic farmers' markets.


They can also order from the Vegetable Marketing Organization via the "Local Fresh" website and mobile application or purchase from certified organic farmers listed on the Hong Kong Organic Resource Centre Certification website.

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