Vegetables define autumn in Inner Mongolia
Farmers pick tomatoes recently in Bayannuur, Inner Mongolia autonomous region. It is the second-largest tomato growing area in China. [Photo by Chen Qiang/For chinadaily.com.cn]
With the coming of autumn, farmers in Bayannuur, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, begin harvesting the vegetables they've grown on the Hetao Plain along the upper Yellow River.
The second-largest tomato growing area in China, the city produces 2 million metric tons annually on 30,000 hectares, according to the local government. More than 400,000 tons of tomato ketchup is sold to Europe, the Americas and Southeast Asia.
In addition, bell peppers grown on nearly 27,000 hectares of land in Bayannuur have been harvested since late August. More than 300,000 tons of dehydrated peppers are exported to overseas markets every year.
Red bell peppers are collected for dehydration. [Photo by Chen Qiang/For chinadaily.com.cn]
More than 300,000 tons of dehydrated peppers are produced in Bayannuur, Inner Mongolia, for export annually. [Photo by Qi Hongyan/For chinadaily.com.cn]
Workers process red bell peppers that will be dehydrated in Bayannuur, Inner Mongolia. [Photo by Tian Guirong/For chinadaily.com.cn]