Dragon fruit -An advanced potential crop for Northeast India
Dragon fruit or Pitahaya (Hylocereus undatus) also known as “The Wonderous Fruit” of the 21st century belongs to Cactaceae family and is known to be originally native to a region including Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador and northern South America. Its cultivation is widespread in Southeast Asia, Florida, the Caribbean and subtropical world region. Although it is commercially cultivated in other countries, it has not attained commercial cultivation status in India. It is one of the newly emerged fruit crop in India.
Amrita Thokchom, B.N. Hazarika & Thejangulie Angami*
Department of Fruit Science
College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat, Arunachal