Besides traditional decorative plants, many unique trees and fruits are also attractive to customers.
Besides traditional decorative plants for Tet (Lunar New Year) celebration, many unique trees and fruits on the market, such as Yen Tu dao chuong (Enkianthus quinqueflorus), white apricot, dragon and phoenix coconut, etc., are also attractive to customers.
Yen Tu dao chuong has been popular for around two years since it means luck in terms of money and power for its owner’ family. Dao chuong is grown on Yen Tu mountain in Quang Ninh province
Yen Tu dao chuong is fascinating for its bell-like flowers, which are very durable and can stay fresh for more than a month. Each branch of dao chuong costs 2.5 – 3 million VND
Golden buffalos "carrying" kumquat trees, priced at 500,000 – 1 million VND/ pot, are also favored by many people. Kumquat pots are small, more than 60 cm long, about 25 cm high and wide, easy to transport, and suitable for display in small apartments and family spaces
Each red pomelo costs 100,000 – 170,000 VND. The succulent pomelo has a characteristic mild aroma, sweet taste, and unbroken bits. According to folk beliefs, a number of fruits placed on the altar on the 1st day of the year bring luck and peace to family members, and red pomelo is one of them
“Besides yellow coconuts decorated with calligraphy, there also are coconuts ornamented with dragon and phoenix figures and calligraphy. Dragon and phoenix figures are made of silicone, glued to coconuts, and covered with green paint. Unique shapes and eye-catching colors make these coconuts popular with customers,” said Nguyen Van Dung, a shop owner in a flower market on Ton Duc Thang street, Hai Duong city
Each gardenia grafted with six juicy red apples to wish for many fortunes is sold for 350,000 VND
In addition to peach, kumquat, etc., pots of Sa Pa apricot are also present on this year's Tet market. The tree has shaggy roots, a mossy stem, forming antiqueness, and pure white flowers. Each pot is priced at 2.5 – 3 million VND