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Vietnamese company to grow dragon fruit in Australia

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Vietnam’s CT Group plans to grow up to 10,000 hectares with dragon fruit in the northern territory of Australia, the largest scale so far with the first crop starting this year, said the Vietnam Trade Office in the Pacific country.

“Here in Vietnam, the CT Group has got lots of small farms and it makes the logistics a bit difficult,” Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries, Willem Westra van Holthe said following the signing of the joint-venture deal.

"So what they're looking for is a big-scale farm, and the northern territory is a place they're seriously looking at”.

CT Group is already a major producer of the bright pink fruit, which produced around 460,000 tonnes in 2013 through a network of small farms across Vietnam.-VNA
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