Where do cultivate Yellow Dragon Fruit ?
This fruit is produced in several countries in Latin America; one of the pioneering countries was Colombia; however, the type of pitahaya they provide is a different spice from that of Ecuador.
Ecuador has a Yellow Dragon Fruit, endemic and unique in the world, which caught the attention of countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, which demanded a large quantity of that fruit, which is why exports increased from 1997.
Ecuador specialized in the production of Yellow Dragon Fruit. That production spread precisely in the area where the first native species were found, the Ecuadorian Amazon, Morona Santiago, specifically in Palora, which is why this fruit is also currently known as Pitahaya Palora.
In Ecuador, specifically in Palora, there are approximately 2,000 Ha. According to the data provided by Agrocalidad (institution for the control of agricultural production).
In Peru, it has started the production of pitahaya in recent years; its production is destined for domestic consumption; even now, its supply has not yet managed to satisfy its demand.
Venezuela has not dedicated itself to the extensive production of yellow dragon fruit; its production does not cover domestic demand.
Bolivia does not have its pitahaya production and is importing it from Peru in its yellow variety.