Huangpu green plums hang from tree branches.
Green plums have been grown in Guangzhou's Huangpu district for hundreds of years, and the plantation area during peak harvest time is generally over 5,000 mu (333 hectares).
Green plums hang from the trees in the spring, providing a refreshing scent to pedestrians walking along the street.
People typically transform newly picked green plums from the tree into sour plums or plum candy to preserve the fresh fruit as the plums cultivated in Huangpu are huge, but have little kernels and thick pulp.
Complex techniques and specific formulas are required to make both dry and sweet plum candy. Huangpu's plum candy is particularly popular among locals, and many of them are distributed in international markets.