|DRAGON FRUIT FLOWER|
Aside from the fruit, the flower of the Dragon Fruit is also edible. In fact, it is used in making salads. It can also be made into jam and other preparations.
The flowers open at night. Some of them, however, will remain open early in the morning.
The economic uses of the Dragon Fruit will be one of the advocacies of the Cactus and Succulent Society of the Philippines headed by Dorie S. Bernabe. The CSSP is planning to stage a Quezon City Country Fair in November at the Quezon Memorial Circle and surely Dragon Fruit will be on the center stage of the event.
On Sunday, July 1, the details of the planned Country Fair will be threshed out in a meeting of CSSP officials and heads of participating groups.
The Country Fair will showcase a wide array of agricultural and agribusiness products and services. These will include orchids and ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, small livestock and poultry, processed agricultural products, input suppliers, fisheries, health and wellness products, planting materials of exotic fruits and many others.