Gannan navel orange is a specialty product of Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province, and a product of China’s National Geographical Indication.
Gannan navel oranges are large and positive in shape, bright orange-red, smooth and beautiful, with an edible rate of 85%. Gannan navel orange has been listed as one of the top ten advantageous agricultural products in the country, and won the title of “Chinese Famous Fruit”. Gannan navel orange, as the only product in Jiangxi Province, was shortlisted for the list of geographical indication products negotiated by the Ministry of Commerce and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the China-EU Geographical Indication Agreement. In 2017, Gannan navel oranges were included in the China-EU “100+100” mutual recognition and protection list.
The topography of Ganzhou area is phyllite weathered red loam. The soil layer is more than 1 meter deep, loose and breathable, and the soil contains a variety of trace rare earth elements. The rare earth elements form fruit pigments and improve the effect of sugar, vitamin C and aroma. It has played an irreplaceable role in other mineral nutrients in aspects such as improving brittleness and storability! Due to its high quality, rich flavor and rich aroma, it is very popular. Invisibly, consumers call the navel oranges produced in Gannan as Gannan navel oranges.
The annual output of Gannan navel oranges reaches one million tons. Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province, the origin, has become the world’s largest navel orange planting area, the world’s third largest navel orange production area, and the country’s largest navel orange production area.