PH dragon fruit reaches Canadian market
BURGOS, Ilocos Norte– Over a decade since a scaly bright pink fruit that reminded some of a dragon found its way to the Philippines, tons of dragon fruits are now being produced in various parts of the country, giving profitable income and livelihood mostly to Ilocanos in this part of Luzon.
On August 26, 2016, the first shipment of more than 600 kilos of Philippines premium dragon fruit landed in Richmond City, British Columbia, Canada through a fruit and vegetable importer Pahoa Produce Ltd.
While packing the freshly picked fruits in a box produced by the REFMAD Farms in Paayas village, this town, Edita Aguinaldo-Dacuycuy popularly known as a multi-awarded dragon fruit lady of the Philippines for leading the way in advancing dragon fruit production in the country, beams with gladness that finally, one of her greatest dreams, is now for real.
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