Indian fruit farmers prize dragon fruits’ hardiness and profitability. Photo: Handout
Indian fruit farmers prize dragon fruits’ hardiness and profitability. Photo: Handout
India

India’s drought-hit farmers make a fruitful pivot to ‘the only crop that can survive’: hardy dragon fruits

  • Indian farmers favour dragon fruits for their profitability, resistance to pests, ability to grow in arid conditions and comparatively low water needs
  • The high profit margins have even attracted interest from affluent professionals – but not everyone has enjoyed the fruits of their investments

Indian fruit farmers prize dragon fruits’ hardiness and profitability. Photo: Handout
Indian fruit farmers prize dragon fruits’ hardiness and profitability. Photo: Handout
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