Caixin
Nov 10, 2022 07:40 PM
CHINA

In Depth: The Roots of China’s Trouble Protecting Plant Variety Rights

Sunshine rose planted in Suizhong County, Huludao City, Liaoning Province in October 2022. Photo: Wang Kerou/Caixin
Sunshine rose planted in Suizhong County, Huludao City, Liaoning Province in October 2022. Photo: Wang Kerou/Caixin

If you had to hazard a guess at what the most popular type of fruit in China was, you probably couldn’t do much better than the “Shine Muscat” grape.

The yellowish-green fruit, known for its full oval shape, sweet taste and floral scent, produces a flavor reminiscent of roses under the sun, which is why it was dubbed the “Sunshine Rose” when it was introduced to China.

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