According to incomplete statistics, by the end of 2001, the total cultivated area of Chinese red bayberry was about 3.2 million mu, accounting for about 2.6% of the country's total fruit area.
Yangmei is strong, easy to cultivate, has a long economic life, and its production cost is significantly lower than other fruits. Therefore, it is hailed as a “green enterprise” and a “cash cow”. The main producing areas in Lanxi, Zhejiang Province, Mayan, Yuyao, and Cixi, a variety of bayberry, grafted seedlings such as cultivated, generally 4 to 5 years can be fruiting, after 8 years into the fruit period, strains yield 50 to 80 kg, the production of large trees Up to 300 kilograms, up to 500 kilograms, contiguous planting an average of 1,000 kilograms per mu, up to 2000 kilograms high. The main fruit of the main producing area of Zhejiang Xianju's Dongkui Yangmei, which can grow under high fertilizer and water conditions, can stabilize and produce high yields. It is generally 5 to 6 years old. After 10 years, it enters the full fruit period, and the strain produces 30 to 50 kilograms and 15 to 40 years old. The average tree yields 70-80 kilograms, up to 350 kilograms.
In addition to fresh fruits of bayberry, it can be processed into sugar canned bayberry, jam, candied fruit, fruit juice, dried fruit, fruit wine and other foods, and the added value of its products is doubled. Yangmei fresh fruit or products are also airlifted to Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Russia and other markets. Dongbu Yangmei in Hong Kong supermarkets sells for up to 1 US dollar each. In 2000, Zhejiang Qingtian Dongkui Yangmei was shipped to France by air and was priced at RMB 280 per kilogram.