Pro Ecuador reported that the Laia Margarita company, based in the province of Manabi (Pacific coast), made its first export of red pitahaya to the United States.
Ramon Martinez, the representative of the exporting company, said that the red pitahaya was already being sent to Italy and France. They have also exported to other European markets, such as Belgium and England.
"We sent 5,000 kilos of fruit in this first shipment. My client is very satisfied and wants to import more pitahayas thanks to the good price and quality of this exotic fruit. Now Ecuador is an important opponent, they take us into consideration and that is quite beneficial for us," Martinez said.