Cereus Peruvianus (Koubo) new cactus fruit for the world

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Several different species of the columnar cacti of the genera Stenocereus and Pachycereus, were introduced into different semi-arid ecozones in Israel and most of these efforts were of disappointing outcomes, the only exception being the Cereus peruvianus (L.) Miller,which bore plenty of fruits, some of them of good taste. The original seeds of this plant were obtained from the late Mr. Amram (Ron) Kodish, who collected seeds from various private gardens in Southern California which bore fruits of reasonable qualities. The initial success of this species led us to initiate an intensive research study, and today it is already fruit-crop, marketed mainly in Israel under the name “Koubo”.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-78
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Brasileira de Fruticultura
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Cacti
  • Cereus peruvianus
  • Koubo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science

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