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Dunhuang produces a wide variety of melons and fruits, as sweet as honey. "Artillery Shell Melons" are in an elliptic shape, like an artillery shell, hence the name. With thin skin, red pulp and small seeds, the melon is blackish green in color. Changmihong melons, round in shape and small in size, is juicy, tender and high in quality. There are several kinds of Bailan melons: Some are produced in Dunhuang, some are introduced from Lanzhou and Xinjiang, and the others from the United States. The white melon has greenish pulp, with light fragrance.
Dunhuang Liguang Apricot
Dunhuang Liguang apricot is one of the three famous kinds of apricots produced by Dunhuang. Originally introduced from Hotan in Xinjiang, Liguang apricots were cultivated after great efforts of many years. Legend has it that in the Western Han Dynasty, after Flying General Li Guang had made an expedition and conquered Dawan, he introduced such apricots to Dunhuang. Hence the Dame.
Mingshan Big Jujubes
Mingshan big jujubes produced in Dunhuang are well known for their big size and elliptic shape, each weighing 40 to 50 g on average. The jujubes look dark red and smooth, with a sweet taste and much nutrition. Such jujubes can easily be preserved, and made into other products.
Dunhuang luminous cups, also known as Yangguan jade cups, are made of Qilian jade. Meticulously carved with traditional workmanship, Dunhuang luminous cups are bright and clean, showing a unique style.
Grapes grown in Dunhuang are mellow in taste, enjoying a high reputation. Raisine and grape wine produced in Dunhuang have a ready market. There are several varieties of grapes, such as Wuhebai, Manaizi and Purple Pearl.
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