Six thousand boxes of chocolate-covered popsicle bananas left for Japan in late May. The pitahaya has been able to enter the Turkish market with a first export and the processed fruit has also found other niches.
The EFTA (States of the European Free Trade Association), is a market of 12.5 million inhabitants with a high GDP per capita. An attractive market with high purchasing power that will allow the growth of Ecuadorian exports.
Currently it is estimated that there are 650 hectares planted with this variety in the Ecuadorian mountains and coast. This rough, dark and small-looking avocado variety is sought after in the European Union and will be exported for its high fat content.