Vietnam’s province of Tien Giang, the country's largest fruit production region, has built a 7,400-ha dragon fruit growing area for export in Cho Giao district. This is the largest specialised dragon fruit area in Tien Giang province; it is expected to produce 188,000 tons of products per year.
The district’s dragon fruit was awarded a collective brand name “Thanh long Cho Gao” (Cho Gao dragon fruit) by the National Office of Intellectual Property. This product has been exported to many markets, including the EU and the US.
Last year, the locality granted VietGAP certificates for 1,118ha of dragon fruit in 14 communes and key dragon fruit growing areas of the district, which took the district’s total VietGAP dragon fruit area to 2,184 ha, up 9.2 percent of the target set for last year.