Turkey: The production area of dragon fruit, which has increased demand from abroad, will also increase

Fresh Dragon Fruit
Published Oct 26, 2022

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Antalya'nın Alanya ilçesinde, yurt dışından talep almaya başlanan Güney Amerika orijinli ejder meyvesinin (pitaya) üretim alanının önümüzdeki 2 yılda 2 bin 500 dekardan 9 bin dekara çıkması hedefleniyor. Elverişli iklimi ve verimli toprakları ile Alanya'da deneme dikimi yapılan ejder meyvesi bahçelerinden yüksek rekoltenin yanı sıra kaliteli ürün elde edildi.

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In the Alanya district of Antalya, the production area of the South American origin dragon fruit (pitaya), which has started to receive demand from abroad, is expected to increase from 2 thousand 500 decares to 9 thousand decares in the next 2 years. In addition to high yields, quality products were obtained from the dragon fruit gardens where trial planting was carried out in Alanya with its favorable climate and fertile lands. Receiving positive feedback from dragon fruit, which is still being exported in limited numbers, revealed the goal of cultivating this product in larger areas. Alanya Chamber of Agriculture President Tahir Göktepe told Anadolu Agency (AA) that tropical fruits, which have become the livelihood of the farmers in the district, have reached an important export potential. Expressing that the farmers of Alanya managed to grow 42 kinds of tropical fruits, Göktepe noted that one of them is dragon fruit. Pointing out that the export potential of dragon fruit is ...
Source: Sondakika
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