20 September 2021, China: About 30 hectares of dragon fruit in the northern province of Hai Duong have been officially granted a cultivation area code for export to the US, Australia and China.
According to the Sub-Department of Cultivation and Plant Protection of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Plant Protection Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has agreed to grant three cultivation area codes for 30 hectares of Dai Uyen dragon fruit in Bach Dang commune, Kinh Mon town for export to the US, Australia and China after they were tested to be free of pesticide residues.
The Plant Protection Department will send a notice to the competent authority after the General Administration of Customs of China and the US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service approve the growing area code.
Hai Duong dragon fruit is harvested from July to November. Chi Linh city has about 170 hectares of dragon fruit, mainly in Hoang Hoa Tham, Bac An, Hoang Tien wards.
Hai Duong currently has about 200 hectares of dragon fruit, mainly grown in Kinh Mon town and Chi Linh city. They are mainly consumed in Hanoi, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh.
Being granted a planting area code for export is a good sign for Hai Duong dragon fruit growers, opening up opportunities to improve economic efficiency for this fruit tree in the near future.
Farmers hope that the COVID-19 pandemic will soon be controlled so that the consumption of dragon fruit will be more favorable.