Extended plantation brings dragon fruit price down

IMG 201809 Dragon fruits seen at a farm. Photo Supplied copy
Dragon fruit plants seen at a farm.  Photo:Supplied

Higher production of dragon fruits with extended plantation has brought down the price of the fruit this harvest season.
The price of dragon fruits is down as farmers have expanded areas for the fruit, according to local farmers in Taungtha Township, Mandalay.
At the beginning of its season, it is sold at Ks 1,000 to Ks 1,500 per fruit in the market, but the price is spirally coming downward, according to farmers.
Fruits are sold at about Ks 2,500 per 1 kg. Each fruit weighs about 400 grams.
Fruit are commercially cultivated in Kalay, Pindaya, Pyin Oo Lwin and also in Taungtha and it can be harvested within four months.
Dragon fruit market has a huge demand in local and foreign markets. If plants can be cultivated in accordance with commercial quality standards, that they will bring good income for local cultivators.


Kyaw Myo Naing (Taungtha)

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