Bitter gourd harvest begins in Hainan

Farmers load bitter gourds onto a truck. /Photo provided to CGTN

Farmers load bitter gourds onto a truck. /Photo provided to CGTN

Two farmers carry a basket of bitter gourds. /Photo provided to CGTN

Two farmers carry a basket of bitter gourds. /Photo provided to CGTN

A farmer picks a bitter gourd. /Photo provided to CGTN

A farmer picks a bitter gourd. /Photo provided to CGTN

A farmer packs bitter gourds. /Photo provided to CGTN

A farmer packs bitter gourds. /Photo provided to CGTN

An undated photo shows bitter gourds of Fengmu Town. /Photo provided to CGTN

An undated photo shows bitter gourds of Fengmu Town. /Photo provided to CGTN

An undated photo shows bitter gourds of Fengmu Town. /Photo provided to CGTN

An undated photo shows bitter gourds of Fengmu Town. /Photo provided to CGTN

An undated photo shows bitter gourds of Fengmu Town. /Photo provided to CGTN

An undated photo shows bitter gourds of Fengmu Town. /Photo provided to CGTN

The harvest of bitter gourds in Fengmu Town of Tunchang County, south China’s Hainan Province has begun. In a local planting field, farmers are busy picking, weighing, packing and loading them onto trucks, building a busy farming scene in spring. Having been planted for over three decades, the bitter gourd has become a pillar industry of Fengmu Town, attracting many purchasers each year.