European missionaries recorded that the indigenous peoples were hungry except during the brief pitahaya
season--perhaps wishful thinking on the Europeans' part.
There are Lucuma from Peru, Naranjilla from Ecuador, Curuba from Colombia, and Pitahaya
These include the boojum and elephant trees, a bursage with fruits more like a cactus, and such real cacti as the sour pitahaya
Currently, businesses producing exotic fruits and vegetables like lychee, pitahaya
, rambutan and okra export 100 percent of such varieties to the United States because they are not generally consumed in Mexico.
Tina Siber exults in nearly everything she and David grow, but she is especially exuberant about the pitahaya
(Hylocereus undatus), a neotropical fruit.
Fruits in this category are grapes, avocado, sapota, bread fruit, egg fruit, jack fruit, passion fruit, star fruit, pitahaya
, pineapple and star apple.
Collectively known as Tropicsense[TM], the range includes well-known fruits such as banana, pineapple and mango as well as bacuri, feijoa, pitahaya
and cactus fruit.
The lower elevations are dotted with yuccas, agaves, pitahaya
cacti, and other Sonoran Desert plants.
Yet despite its unusual vivid cerise colour, and peculiar shape, interest is growing in the pitahaya
or `dragon fruit'.
The following Nicaraguan products are assessed zero export duties by Mexico under the FTA: Peanuts, Sesameseed, Fish, Shrimp, Lobster, Yucca (Cassava), Melons, Watermelons, Pitahaya
(Nicaraguan Exotic Tropical Fruit) - Honey, Rum (From Sugar Cane), Soluble Coffee, Hides and Skins (Bovines), Leather Products, Brooms, Wood, Lumber, Hammocks, Carton Boxes, Ribbon Printers, Rattan Furniture, Chalks;