Ganzhou in Jiangxi is located south to the subtropical zone, featuring a typical subtropical moist climate. The warm weather, abundant rainfall, and distinctive seasons provide ideal growing conditions for navel oranges. The gentle slope with deep and fertile soil that is rich of a variety of trace elements is conducive to grow fruit plants.
Gannan navel orange is characteristic of large-sized fruit, orange to orange-red bright color, clean and beautiful, succulent taste, strong sweet aroma and seedless. The edible rate of Gannan navel orange is not less than 70%.
The annual output of Gannan navel oranges reaches millions of tons. Ganzhou has become the first largest navel orange planting area in the world, the third largest navel orange producing area in the world and the largest navel orange producing area in China. Gannan navel orange will be picked on November 6, 2019. The implementation of geographical indication product protection has strongly promoted the sustained, rapid and healthy development of Gannan navel orange industry. (Courtesy of the IP Protection Department of CNIPA)