Dongshan white asparagus is produced in Dongshan County of Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province. Surrounded by the sea on all sides, Dongshan has a tropical oceanic climate. Plentiful sandy loam and high content of soil organic matter common in the area make the place suitable for the growth of white asparagus.
Using clean sea sand as cultivate soil and unique cultivation technology of retaining mother stem, Dongshan white asparagus features tender stem, snow-white color, uniform in thickness, thin cortex, delicate and fresh taste. Dongshan white asparagus is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and a variety of trace elements, and is favored by consumers.
Since the implementation of the protection of geographical indication products, Dongshan County has become the main cultivation and processing base of white asparagus in China. According to statistics, the annual total output of Dongshan white asparagus is about 5000 tons, the annual total output value exceeds 100 million yuan. Through the EU-SINO pilot project of mutual recognition and mutual protection of 10+10 geographical indication products, Dongshan white asparagus has been officially registered by the European Union. It is reported that the annual export value of products to the EU market is nearly 70 million yuan. (Courtesy of the IP Protection Department of CNIPA)2018-12-28