"Picking young rice for summer and autumn"
29 Nov 2013 | From Muchu of Vietnam
FACEBOOK SWAP (10 of 14 postcards)
Rice is the most importnat food crop in Vietnam. Wet rice is the main crop with two annual harvest cycles.
Depending on the weather and the cycle of the varieties, it is possible to obtain from one to four harvests per year.
In tropical climates, rice is generally harvested twice a year. Sometimes, there are three harvests as in Vietnam and the Mekong Delta. Up to four harvests have taken place in China. The main harvest normally occurs between December and February.
In temperate and cold tropical climates (in high altitude areas), there is only one harvest per year - from September to October in the Northern Hemisphere and from March to April in the Southern Hemisphere.