Son La longans in harvest season

Visitors to Song Ma district in the northern mountainous province of Son La these days will see a bustling atmosphere of farmers harvesting their ripened longans. The fruit has recently been exported to the EU and the UK despite the complex developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Song Ma district is currently the largest longan area in Son La province, with over 7,200 hectares, of which nearly 5,900 hectares have been harvested, for an output of over 55,800 tonnes, or more than 55 percent of the province’s total longan yield. More specifically, Son La’s longans have officially conquered the fastidious markets of the UK and Europe.

Song Ma longans are characterised by large fruit, thin skin, thick pulp, and a sweet aroma. Local farmers in Song Ma district also make dried longans to diversify products, generate more jobs, and help improve Song Ma’s trademark.

The province recently granted a Trademark Registration Certificate to Son La longans, and exported a batch of Song Ma – Son La longans to the EU and the UK.

Despite the complex developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam and around the world, Song Ma longans continue to be exported to the EU and the UK. This is affirmation of the reputation and quality of the province’s agricultural products, creating a solid foundation for the supply of longans to both domestic and foreign markets./.