High-yielding Fruit Species Newly Bred in DPRK

Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA), gave field guidance to the newly-built vegetable greenhouses at the June 8 Farm of the KPA. He was very pleased to see the greenhouses in rows, saying that they were built neatly and they look like a picture. Going round different parts of the greenhouses, he acquainted himself in detail with their construction and vegetable growing. The greenhouses, built in a hill-area to make better use of land, are spectacular when they are looked up or down, he said. They are flawless in every aspect, he said, adding: It is important to build a greenhouse well but more important is to do farming well there so that the servicepersons can get a great benefit from it. In order to ensure the effective greenhouse farming, it is necessary to pay attention to the work for raising the responsibility and technical knowledge of farmers, he said, stressing the need to actively introduce advanced farming methods in cooperation with vegetable science institutes so as to put the scientification and intensification of greenhouse farming on a higher level. Efforts should be directed to the scientific and technological distribution to fan up the flame of collective innovation in the supply service of the people's army, he said, giving an instruction to found a monthly magazine that explains about the Party's policy related to the supply service and indicates tasks and ways for its implementation and introduces advanced science and technology and good experiences. He gave thanks of the supreme commander to the units involved in the construction of vegetable greenhouses. He said: The vegetable greenhouses newly built at the June 8 Farm well show how the People's Army approaches and implements the Party's policy. The army makes it an inveterate habit to carry out any order, policy and instruction of the Party at once and perfectly and report about the results. This is just the revolutionary soldier spirit. Terming the vegetable greenhouses of the June 8 Farm a standard and model one, he called for conducting a vigorous drive to supply fresh vegetable to the people in all seasons by making the example of the KPA spread across the country like wildfire. He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, Hyon Yong Chol, Pak Yong Sik, Han Kwang Sang and Ri Jae Il. -0-

Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) — Agriculturists in the DPRK have bred 20-odd high-yielding fruit species suitable to the country’s climatic and soil conditions, which were recently registered in the list of national variety.

In this regard, Kye Ryong Gil, head of the Institute of Pomiculture under the Academy of Agricultural Science, told KCNA:

The new fruit species include apple, pear, peach, jujube and other two kinds of fruits.

“Sukchon Apple No. 10” has strong resistance to diseases and its taste and color are much better than the previous species.

“Plum Peach No. 5”, which has no fuzz and stands the cold, and other 10-odd species of peach are short in growing period and high in the yield.

Those new fruit species can be cultivated even in northern highlands including Samjiyon City of Ryanggang Province, thus opening a bright prospect to spread fruit trees throughout the country.

There are also “Sukchon Pear No. 7” and “Sukchon Jujube No.3”.

The agriculturists are now concentrating efforts on the research for fruit species with no alternate bearing and highly resistant to drought and humidity. -0-