Green rice seedlings in early spring in Baoting County, Mt. Wuzhi, Hainan Island. The area has high temperatures, sufficient rainfall and remains frost-free making it suitable for growing many types of crop. (Photograph 1981).
Contrary to popular belief rice is not the staple crop all over China, in the North wheat is mainly grown, it is in the more tropical south with plentiful rainfall that rice is produced. In a good year multiple crops of rice can be harvested.