Dragon fruit seedlings can be purchased at our nurseries in Muranga or Nairobi. We don’t only sell as a cutting but a rooted seedling with 99% Survival rate.
Dragon fruit is an incredible cactus that produces strange looking fruit resembling a magical dragon egg. Cut through the vibrant pinky red skin to reveal white or pink flesh speckled with tiny black seeds. The taste is hard to pin down with some saying it’s a sweet mix of mild kiwi fruit, watermelon, strawberry and pear flavours. Others describe it as only vaguely sweet or even savoury. Confused? Well growing conditions and ripeness of the fruit can impact taste but nonetheless it’s visually impressive and packed full of nutrients, like Vitamin C, so you can’t go wrong.
Despite being a new fruit in Kenya, dragon fruit in Kenya is a high-value crop that farmers in different parts of the country are investing in. Its demand has been soaring in the local and export markets. Currently, it’s the most expensive fruit in the country, with a price for a kilo ranging from Ksh 800 to 1,500. The high prices have been due to its nutrients, health benefits, and low supply against the rising demand. Considering that supermarkets in Kenya import the fruit, increasing local production can present an excellent opportunity to Kenyan farmers.
Before investing in the fruit, you need to understand the ecological conditions, where to get certified seedlings, orchard management practices, and the marketing channels. This way, you will easily achieve optimum production and penetrate the local and export markets.