Pyongyang, September 3 (KCNA) — The Pomiculture Institute of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has succeeded in growing grapes by making use of building walls.
In recent years, it has planted tens of thousands of grape saplings in different parts of the country. It has reaped a high yield without using arable land while adding beauty to towns.
A hundred and scores of clusters of grapes are gathered from a seven or eight-year-old grape vine.
As the grapes growing on walls are fully exposed to the sun, added by the heat of the walls, they get ripe earlier than those in fields and their fruits have a larger amount of sugar and are bigger.
They are not affected by damp in the rainy season or by blight and harmful insects.
Grape plants 3-4 years old grow as high as one storey a year, absorbing carbonic acid gas and dust to clean the air.
Grape vines with clusters of grapes covering dwelling houses and public buildings in Phyonghwa-ri, Sukchon County, South Phyongan Province, are catching eyes of many visitors and passers-by.
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