Vietnam is the leading country of export Dragon fruit. The production of dragon fruit in Vietnam was 1,198,854.1 metric tons in 2019, and it is projected to reach 1,706,065.3 metric tons by 2025.Major export destinations for these fruits are China, Thailand, and Indonesia. The fruit is also entering the new markets, including India, New Zealand & Australia, and Chile.
In Vietnam Draron fruit is widely grown in Binh Thuan province south centre of Vietnam, and Long An, Tien Giang south of Vietnam.
GlobalGAP dragon fruits have developed in Vietnam since 2008. To meet standard to exporting GlobalGAP dragon fruits to Euro, United States of America, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, Japan …
GlobalGAP standard has developed from EurepGAP since September 2007 for European market. Now, GlobalGAP fruits and vegetables are required more and more for not only in Euro, but also in high demand markets or for processing factories.
Dragon fruit farms are under GlobalGAP standard must be follow strickly the process from planting, fertiling, irrigating, residual spraying to harvesting, packaging … All the process to make sure the safety of dragon fruits before using by consumers. The GlobalGAP dragon fruits must pass all the testing for pesticide residues.
There is 2 popular kind of Dragon fruit White flesh anf red flesh.
Packing and Quality specification
– Dragon fruit weight:
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Quality and Packing in carton
Quality to export Vietnam dragon fruits are sorted into 3 grades, only the best product can export for long transit time:
Grade 1: outstanding quality for exporting with the defecting surface is less than 2 cm2. The green skin is not acceptable. Must have red skin, with no damage, or any unusual looking, Stem must be green color, hard.
Grade 2: good quality for exporting with the defecting surface is about 2-4 cm4. The green skin is acceptable. This grade is favored by China market due to cheaper price.
Grade 3 : With some defect that do not affect to the taste and reserved of fruit, To sell in domestic market.
– 4.5 kgs (10 lbs) net per carton. One layer of dragon fruit only.
– Big sizes of dragon fruit: 7/8/9 dragon fruits per carton
– Small sizes of dragon fruit : 10/11/12 dragon fruits per carton
9kgs/carton Net weight. 2 layer of fruit.
– Big sizes of dragon fruit: 16/18 dragon fruits per carton
– Small sizes of dragon fruit : 22-26 dragon fruits per carton
18-20kg/ Carton, Net weight. 4 layer of fruit.
– Big sizes of dragon fruit: 34/38 dragon fruits per carton
– Small sizes of dragon fruit : 42-52 dragon fruits per carton