Famous “made in Phu Quoc” gifts


Many travelers  are interested in the “specialty” of fishing villages like fresh sea horse, Tram mushrooms – special nutritious mushroom of the Island (cheaper in the rainy season), sea ​​pineapple and “Mo Qua” fruit. Those are the specialties at Phu Quoc and many travelers buy as gifts.

Two famous “made in Phu Quoc” products are Phu Quoc pepper and Phu Quoc fish sauce. Phu Quoc pepper is fragrant, turning pink or red after crushing, so also known as red pepper. Phu Quoc fish sauce is famous in Vietnam.

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Phu Quoc fish sauce

Phu Quoc fish sauce is well-known in the country and over the world thanks to its delicious taste and high quality. Phu Quoc fish sauce factories are worth indispensable rendezvous in the journey of discovering the excellent specialties from the sea.

Phu Quoc Island is not only famous for its scenic spots but also home to numerous excellent specialties from the sea. Among them, “Phu Quoc fish sauce” is one of the famous sauces having created the brand for more than 200 years, which is made from the fresh anchovies rich in protein. Phu Quoc is now housing over 100 factories of fish sauce production. They are concentrated most in Duong Dong and An Thoi. Fish sauce factories in Phu Quoc has long become one of the bewitching tourist attractions in Phu Quoc alluring the great number of tourists.

The waters around Phu Quoc Island retain the large number of algae and plankton as food for the anchovies. Therefore, there is a huge resource of anchovies here. The anchovy has also about a dozen of categories, yet only Soc Tieu, Com Do and Com Than anchovies provide fish sauce with the highest quality. Most of factories making fish sauce also maintain wooden vats. These kinds of wood are made from big trees cut from Phu Quoc forest. The height of vat each is about 2m to 4m with 1.5m to 3m in diameter depending on the size of vat. Each crate is tied with 6 to 8 straps upon the size each as well. Each vat can store from 7 to 13 tons of fish marinated. The expiring date can up to 60 years. The wooden making the vats must Litsea glutinosa (also known as brown beech) only found at Phu Quoc forest.

Pepper farm via Phu Quoc Island Tourism

Phu Quoc pepper

Phu Quoc produces over an incredible 400 tonnes of the best quality black pepper each year. You’ll find pepper plantations mostly around the central and northern parts of the island and most farmers won’t mind you stopping to take photo’s or viewing these amazing storks of pepper trees or the drying pepper. Organised tours also visit the Khu Tuong pepper gardens for a close look at the pepper gardens and cover the overall harvesting and drying process.

Vietnam is the leading global exporter of Black peppercorns with the best quality black pepper in Vietnam coming from Phu Quoc with big solid corns. Phu Quoc currently produces in excess of 400 tonnes of pepper every year, with the main harvesting season running from February through to July, however you can visit the farms all year round.

Peppercorn farmers have been struggling recently due to lower world pepper prices so some farmers are switching to other crops such as the Myrtle fruit for wine production which bring in more money.

Pepper farm

Dubbed the “Kingdom of pepper“, island of Phu Quoc is considered the largest pepper plants Mekong Delta. Phu Quoc pepper is seen as a local specialty and unique gift for tourists to Phu Quoc.

Famous Phu Quoc pepper pungent, aromatic taste pepper grown bolder in other countries. On the road from Duong Dong Dau Ganh look roadside you will see the lush garden eye target. Regions most pepper Khu Tuong, Duong Dong town about 15km north.

Entering into Phu Quoc pepper garden, visitors will not chisel out when looking at the cluster pepper red ripe on the tree. Pepper fruit in clusters and are picked to put in large baskets, poured out to dry in the sun. Left red pepper from amniotic bold black discoloration. Text is exposed at least ten day and then sifting the dirt. The growing area is the village spend Ganh Wind, Hamlet excoriation, Hamlet Suoi May and Statue Park.

Most garden owners who spend here is Hainan drifted to Phu Quoc merchant ships from this lau.Ngay spend valuable not only as tourist attractions that have economic value is very large, 1 kg of pepper dry worth 6.7 times more than 1kg of coffee consumption however is not easy to grow and care.

Phu Quoc fish sauce via Hai Trung

Another characteristic is that the annual arable growers often take new lands around garden fertilizer around the tree (also known as building contractors). Picket (Grower) live mainly venom. In addition, no or very few farmers use chemical fertilizers.
Hom varieties grown mainly from cuttings very high relative to costs. Medium to finish planting a hectare of 300-400 million / ha so few farmers have enough money to plant a large area that was enough to grow slowly for years, so a garden in Phu Quoc pepper usually have many different age .

 Phu Quoc pepper tree planted hundreds of years ago. With an average area is concentrated in 3 471ha Cua Duong, Cua and Duong. Timing is the largest area in the years 1995-2000 is 1,000 ha. This is the time of highest prices (100-120000 / kg equivalent to 30-40 kg of rice) growers profit from 200-300 million / ha (the time in 1995-2000).

Currently, Phu Quoc has built a collective mark for “Phu Quoc pepper“, guarantee of product value commensurate with its inherent quality. Also, policies, mechanisms and maintain, and develop the collective mark, meet expectations, the expectations of people in Phu Quoc pepper centuries. The district applied research and technological progress to improve product quality, reduce production costs, increase the value of profits for growers. When traveling to Phu Quoc island you should not overlook Park Phu Quoc pepper, 1 character of Phu Quoc Island.
Phu Quoc has built a collective mark for “Phu Quoc pepper”, ensuring the product’s value commensurate with the inherent quality of it.If you have the opportunity to travel to Phu Quoc, please visit the garden The objective of the farmers here to learn more about the lives of the islanders.

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