Dragonfruit, a cactus with delicious fruits to be planted in all the drylands

 

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Hylocereus megalanthus

CHILDREN IN THE DRYLANDS LACK VITAMINS AND MINERALS ?
LET THEM GROW HYLOCEREUS CACTI !

by Prof. Dr. Willem VAN COTTHEM (Ghent University, Belgium)

It’s so easy: just put a cutting in the soil and it will become a huge, fruit-bearing tree-like cactus in the tropics. One could also start by germinating seeds in a mini-greenhouse, e.g. a plastic cake box. Offer them some seeds and invite the children to grow seedlings at school.  Later they can plant them at home.

Why don’t you try it ? Success !

You may also check my video: https://youtu.be/McIp5nuKH9U

I wonder why people do not plant dragonfruit cacti in the African Great Green Wall.  It would be so much easier than planting trees.

 

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.