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Bargain tangerines on offer at 6 parks
    Tangerines grown in suburban Chongming District and the Pudong New Area will be sold at six parks from November 8 at wholesale prices to boost sales.
    The tangerines will be sold at Zhongshan, Heping, Yangpu, Changfeng and Luxun parks as well as Shanghai Botanical Garden. Sales will run through to November 30.
    The city has 4,267 hectares of land for tangerine planting, of which over 80 percent is in Chongming, with the rest located along the Dazhi River in Pudong, Jinshan and Fengxian districts, according to Shanghai Forestry Station.
    Changxing Town, Luhua Town and Hengsha Village in Chongming have the biggest tangerine planting areas in the city.
    Tangerines sold at these parks come from Chongming and Pudong. They will be transported to the parks directly in the early morning the day after they are picked.
    “These tangerines are very fresh when they are sold at these parks and are of superb quality,” said Zheng Jie, an official with the station.
    The price of tangerines sold at these parks is 3.4 yuan (50 US cents) per kilogram, compared with about 4 to 6 yuan market prices of the fruit, she added.