Pinghu is the principal watermelon-planting area in Zhejiang province, and it has been famous for its sweet watermelon and the history of over 360 years. Honored as the Best Watermelon in Southern China, Pinghu watermelon wins its nationwide fame for the high content of sugar, juiciness, fine pulp and thin rind. Every year, millions of tons of Pinghu watermelons are exported to faraway places including Hongkong, Macau, and Southeast Asia. A special trade area has been established in the city’s agricultural byproduct wholesale market. While in trade peak, the whole trade volume in the area surpasses 100 tons per day.