IN VIETNAM: Dragon Fruits Are Well Fertilized, Irrigated

IN VIETNAM: Dragon Fruits Are Well Fertilized, Irrigated
Donna Cancio-Le posing with a fruitful dragon fruit.

In Long An province in Vietnam you will see large plantations of dragon fruit. They are very healthy and fruitful because they are irrigated and also adequately fertilized.

IN VIETNAM: Dragon Fruits Are Well Fertilized, Irrigated
Irrigation canals between the rows keep the dragon fruit plants robust.

A few years ago, several hundred hectares of rice land were converted into dragon fruit plantations because a feasibility showed that dragon fruit could be much more profitable than rice. That is why today there are at least 800 contiguous hectares planted to this fruit crop in Long An province.

IN VIETNAM: Dragon Fruits Are Well Fertilized, Irrigated
Bags of organic fertilizer readied for application. Well fertilized plants are robust and productive.

Dragon fruit is a high value crop that could be processed into jam, juice and other products. The fresh fruits are also sold direct to the fresh market locally or abroad. The going price during our visit (Feb. 19, 2016) was the equivalent of P120 ex-farm.

IN VIETNAM: Dragon Fruits Are Well Fertilized, Irrigated
Your blogger, Zac B. Sarian, posing with a fruitful dragon fruit.

The good thing in Vietnam is that when they decide to grow a commercial crop, they really produce in big volumes, just like jackfruit, cashew, coffee, black pepper and others.

IN VIETNAM: Dragon Fruits Are Well Fertilized, Irrigated
Virgie de la Fuente showing a 350-grammer fruit.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.