Many places in the countryside of the DPRK are called apricot-tree houses, pear-tree houses and peach-tree villages as they have planted many fruit trees.
Sim Chun Myong, a resident in Neighbourhood Unit No. 64 in Unha-ri, Onchon County, Nampho City, has planted about 70 fruit trees in his garden.
Over 30 trees of them produce many fruits every year and, this year alone, hundreds of kilograms.
Won Sung Yon working in the Usan Co-operative Farm in Sinchon County, South Hwanghae Province gathers peaches, grapes and apples from the fruit trees planted around his house every year.
Such conspicuous scenes as flowers come into bloom in spring and trees are heavily laden with fruits in summer and autumn can be found at many houses in different parts of the country. Among them are Neighbourhood Unit No. 22 in Chun-dong, Hyesan City, Ryanggang Province and Migok-ri in Sariwon City, North Hwanghae Province.
Anbyon County in Kangwon Province is renowned across the country as a persimmon-producing district as all the families plant and cultivate many persimmon trees.