How do Chinese farmers hand-pollinate pitaya flowers?
Updated 10:08, 17-Jul-2020

Farmers in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region were busy at night as the blooming period approaches for pitaya or dragon fruit.

The type of pitaya or dragon fruit they grow is the Costa Rica nightblooming cactus, which bears bright magenta fruit. It usually blooms between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. of the day. Farmers need to take the moment to hand-pollinate those flowers.

It is reported that one fifth of dragon fruit grown in China are in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. 

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