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A new horizon for dragon fruit

13 Feb 2023



Scientists from Plant & Food Research have been working with partners at the Southern Horticultural Research Institute in Viet Nam over the last decade on a joint dragon fruit breeding programme and have developed three new varieties. VentureFruit™ has joined the collaboration with exclusive global commercialisation rights to the first three varieties from the programme. Dr Satish Kumar chats to Scigest host Erin Stroud about his work in the dragon fruit breeding programme and how a decade of research resulted in a new horizon for dragon fruit. The new varieties offer appealing fruit characteristics while addressing some of the major pest and disease challenges faced by dragon fruit growers in Viet Nam. For more podcasts from us head to

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