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Felipe Carrillo Puerto growers sell entire 60 ton first crop of pitahaya

Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Q.R. — Approximately 60 tons of locally grown pitahaya have been exported to three Mexican states. The fruit was sold as a first crop of the season to commercial establishments.

With the support of the Ministry of Economic Development (Sede), pitahaya producers from the Guerra de Castas Cooperative Society of Tihosuco, in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, sold their entire first harvest.

During July 2 to 9, pitahaya producers sold 60 tons of their crop to commercial establishments in Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche.

“Through the commercial relationship, Sede sold 60 tons of fruit directly and without intermediaries,” which will benefit the state’s local pitahaya producers the CGC reported.

Cooperative President Paulino Poot Chulín thanked the Government of Quintana Roo for their support in commercializing the entire pitahaya harvest that they collected. All 60 tons were distributed in stores in the states of Quintana Roo, Yucatán and Campeche.

It was their first crop of the year. The Guerra de Castas Cooperative Society is made up of 38 producers from the towns of Tihosuco, Tepich and Melchor Ocampo in the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto. The cooperative is expected to have more product to market within 15 days.