Sunday, December 13, 2009


** Yellow Dragon Fruit
** Red Dragon fruit


There is a new association, called the Belize Pitahya Growers Association in Belize. This address is: Box 365, Belmopan, Cayo District.

They are claiming that 8000 to 10,000 lbs of Pitahya can be produced per acre. At the moment I'm not aware of more than a few acres in Belize. The plant produces a very nice fruit, called the DRAGON FRUIT. You simply cut it in half and spoon out the desert like interior. It is a very attractive fruit, with horn like leaves, hence the name DRAGON FRUIT. Healthy too! You can find a breakdown of the health aspects in an earlier article on here at: Western Belize Happenings.

The original impetus was fabulous prices ( $10 a pound ) on the world market sheets, found in New York and Montreal. Locally it is a new fruit, but catching on rapidly. The fruit comes from a climbing cactus. An airborne type feeder. Suitable for the Northern districts of Belize that have little rainfall. They weigh about one or two pounds each. They are growing a few acres in the Cayo District for the local market.

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