Dragon Fruit Farm Philippines
Dragonfruit farming in the Philippines
Dragon Fruit - Pitaya - Hylocereus
Also known as Pitahaya, the Dragon Fruit grows from a cactus plant and offers many medicinal properties.
The Dragon Fruit is rich on Vitamin C, potassium, iron and calcium. Consuming dragon fruits could also prevent cancer,
control blood glucose level for diabetes, facilitates in faster healing process of wounds and much more...
Dragon fruit in the Philippines
The Bureau of Agricultural Research in the Philippines wrote in their quaterly publication in Oct 2012:
Pitaya growers continue to increase throughout the country, from the provinces of Cavite, Ilocos, Bicol,
all the way to Davao, and even a couple of commercial planting farms in Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija and Quezon.
It's reputation of profitability continue to spread, and more farmers are committed to the production of dragon fruit.
Selling expensively in the local market, roughly Php 150–180 per kilo and even higher abroad, dragon fruit is tagged by
the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) as a money crop. With little investment capital
and maintenance for growing pitaya and producing dragon fruit, DA-BAR pushes on to discovering planting techniques to
increase the productivity of the pitaya cactus.
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