Fruit Tycoon - Chapter 0
Qin Liufu was an outright average commoner child ever since his birth. Regardless of how one looked at his features or figure, his grades in school, and so forth, there truly was nothing noteworthy of him. If one really had to say something about him, then the best they could probably give would be that his temperament was rather steady?
However, it was this ordinary 19-year-old that was granted with great fortune. Of everyone in the world, he was the one which the extraordinary fruit app had chosen. This event could cause any person’s jaws to drop, it was simply too shocking. The destiny of some people can only be said to be truly astounding.
As the fruit app had just been born into existence, it was currently only at Lvl 1, and it only had 2 functions. The first function, so long as the decay of a selected fruit has yet to exceed 50%, it can be restored back to its peak state. The second function, a function that supported the first function, it can boost the quality of a selected fruit by 10%.
In the fruit industry, it was known that the biggest headache all producers faced was the deterioration of the quality of products, beginning from the moment of their harvest to the time they are sold. It is understood that, based on China alone, 20%-40% of fresh fruits lose their monetary value due to the quality deterioration after being harvested. The direct economic loss due to this exceeds 100 Billion Yuan each year.
The deterioration in the quality of these fruits would be due to the appearance of bumps and bruises, which would inevitably appear during transport, as well as the inadequate storage methods for keeping the product fresh.
If it were not for these reasons, then the fruit industry’s profits would, at the very least, be much higher than what could be seen today.
Since time immemorial, regardless of how big or powerful the business was, it was impossible to achieve zero loss in the fruit industry. Even if one’s storage method for keeping the fruits fresh was the best in the world, and even if the fruits were in short supply, there would still be losses.
However, it was different for Qin Liufu. With the heaven-defying functions of the fruit app, once he enters the fruit industry, the fruits that go through his hands would definitely garner zero loss. As such, at the initial stage, Qin Liufu wondered which fruit he should choose so that the app could be used to its maximum potential.
After thinking for about half a minute, he had arrived at a choice.
“From the moment it fell from its branch, it would already begin deteriorating. It would lose its color on the first day, lose its fragrance on the second day, lose its flavor on the third day, and lose its color and scent altogether on the fourth and fifth days.” It was evident how difficult it was to keep a lychee fresh. However, the more difficult it was to keep a certain fruit fresh, the more value the fruit app would have. Plus, it was mid-June now, the lychee season was fast approaching.
Therefore, there was no better fruit to select than the lychee.
After choosing the fruit, Qin Liufu’s status in the Fruit App appeared as follows:
[ Current Level : Lvl 1 ]
[ Current Fruits that can be restored : Lychee ]
[ Current Fruits that can be boosted : Lychee 10%, Non-stackable ]
[ EXP : 0/600 ]
[ Note: When using the restore function of the fruit app, you only need to stare at the target and concentrate, same with the boost function ]
[ Note: For every 1 RMB profit earned from buying and selling fruit, you get 1 EXP. Similarly, for every 1 RMB lost, 1 EXP is deducted. ]
After looking at his status, Qin Liufu picked up 2 lychees from the tree in front of his house so that he could conduct an experiment. He then broke a lychee, and then concentrated on it and watched as it returned to its peak state.
It was a miracle! The lychee that he had just broken had actually been completely restored and looked even better than when it had been picked from the tree. The shape and color were both perfect and even better than before. Qin Liufu silently raised the lychee that had just been restored and couldn’t wait to start taste-testing the two lychees in his hand, to compare the two and see if they tasted differently.
First, he taste-tested the unchanged lychee. Then, while keeping the taste in mind, he carefully tasted the restored lychee. The taste really was different. Although the difference could not be said to be very apparent, he could clearly distinguish the difference in quality between the two lychees. The taste of the restored one was undeniably better than the original one, albeit only by a little. At this point, Qin Liufu couldn’t help but heave a sigh of relief.