Vine-cacti pitayas - the new crops of the world

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Until 1994, only scarce research existed on these plants; however the worldwide interest in this novel fruit crop is evident, as numbers of pitaya-related publications have grown rapidly, especially during the past decade .There is a big confusion about both botanical and commercial names and there is a need to clear this point. Herein, we attempt to review existing knowledge on the taxonomy, breeding and other horticultural characteristics of this unique crop. This paper comments abou taxonomy,breeding,physiology and horticultura e chatera ristics,postsharvest and uses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-138
Number of pages15
JournalRevista Brasileira de Fruticultura
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Physiology
  • Pitaya
  • Postsharvest
  • Taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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