Friday, February 4, 2011

A niche market for red pitaya

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A new exotic fruit at the market! Sweet RED pitaya, aka dragon fruit.
It used to be only white inside.

But since each one costs ten shekels (!), I won't be able to tell you how it tastes.

Israel recently developed this new variety because extra-healthy RED fruit is apparently "in" these days.
You'll enjoy seeing the new ways pitaya is pollinated, grown, and packed in this 3-minute video.
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Advancements in agriculture are something Israel can be proud of.
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13 comments:

VP said...

It's look like fruit from another planet... I'll take my usual apples and oranges, thank you!

Kate said...

I'd be willing to try them; they look great...wonderful colour.

Hels said...

If it can be scooped out with a spoon and eaten like a passionfruit, my grandchildren will eat it for sweets.

Yaelian said...

Those look tempting,but quite pricy! That colour is so beautiful!

Kay said...

I've seen dragon fruit at the market and wondered what they taste like.

Leif Hagen said...

quite an exotic fruit! I've never tasted "dragon fruit" ......

Johnny Nutcase said...

that's a beautiful display of fruit- yum!

Ann said...

I've heard of these but never seen them, although they may be available here. South East Asian I think.

anjoe playhouse said...

Yes, colors count much these days! In Denmark we also gets lots of new fruits and vegetables, AND making new colors at "old" standards. Carrots you find in 3 different colors, just like tomatoes etc.
Have a great weekend ;-)

Sara said...

That was an interesting video; now I know about the pitaya, which I've never tasted and probably not yet seen in the market either. A cactus fruit! I looked up 10 shekels which is evidently about $2.70 US. It doesn't seem too bad for an exotic fruit by the standards of food prices here.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I'd have bought one (and I'm cheap)

diane b said...

These are appearing in all our fruit shops too. I hesitate to try one...don't know why.

Hilda said...

Hello, this is the first time I've seen red dragon fruit too. I hope it tastes just as good as the regular white one!