Nicaragua's pitahaya production, both for the domestic market and for export, is ready to be marketed. This crop is grown in different areas of the country, such as the municipality of Ticuantepe, which lies 15 kilometers away from Managua. There, small and average farmers are already harvesting the pitahaya. One of them is Cristobal Rios, a producer who has less than one hectare of pitahayas planted and hopes to export around 10 thousand units of this fruit to the United States, for an average price of 0.90 dollars per kilo, by mid-July.
The 313 producers in the region are organized in a cooperative that is currently in negotiations for the export of its production to Costa Rica.
The Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) has provided systematic training to farmers so that they can optimize their production and maintain their economic activity.