Lang Son star anise, like other star anise, will start to be harvested when the star anise is planted after 5 years, but 20-30 years later, it will produce higher yield and quality. Star anise is considered a "hereditary" tree because of its longevity and long reproduction period, it is possible that a man planted the tree then his children and grandchildren still can collect the fruit.
Anise tree grows in cold climates. Therefore, the mountainous region of Lang Son province is characterized by very fertile soil, good drainage, and a cool year-round climate that is extremely favorable conditions that make the tree grow and become a specialty, an "imprint" of Lang Son province.
With a 3000m2 factory in Yen Bai province, VINA SAMEX ., JSC collaborate with more than 5000 farmer households to be able to collect the finest quality star anise. Along with doing business and make profit, VINA SAMEX ., JSC really care about farmers life, we periodically organized training for farmers, give supply for them in natural disaster. We forbid childlabor and encourage farmers to take their children to school for education. Also with the GREAT project that we are working on, the role of women in farm area is greatly influenced. With all the members of the production chain, we ensure that we can serve any customer in any market the best quality cinnamon and star anise available.