Its pink and roundish and these days, Baguio’s central market is awash with this strange fruit. Sold at 50-60 pesos per kilo, these fruits of cacti from the genus Hylocereus, which is primarily an American species but is now cultivated in several Asian countries, came all the way from Burgos, Ilocos Norte! The town is making it as their One Town, One Product (OTOP) project.
The fruit, usually with the white pulp, is seen in supermarkets in the country, usually coming from Vietnam and sold at more than a hundred pesos per kilo. With this Burgos product, it’s really great that its cheaper for such a fruit loaded with vitamins and minerals. In Davao, the yellow variety, which is smaller, has bigger seeds but sweeter is also cultivated.