Vietnamese longan reaches US market

(VOV) - Vietnam’s first batch of ripe longan has been shipped to the US at a price three times higher than China’s.

The fruit has also underwent irradiation before being exported to the US market with a volume of 500-900 kg, marking the first penetration of Vietnamese longan to the highly lucrative market.

Normally, it takes approximately 19 days to ship longan to the US by sea and shorter time by air.

Despite high prices of Vietnamese ripe longan in the US market, it makes up a separate market segment.