The street vendors called it Dragon Fruit. I had never heard of such a fruit so I tasted it. It was okay and just okay. It didn’t make me shiver with delight, as mangoes can do to me. So it wasn’t worth P150 per kilo to me. The vendor readily lowered it to P140 after I indicated no interest but I still wasn’t interested!
This was at a fruit stand near Junction-1.
The city has two junctions: Junction-1 and Junction-2.
Junction-1 is at the city’s main intersection, where the Provincial Capitol building is, at the intersection of the National Highway and Rizal Ave. Those are the two main roads of Puerto Princesa.
Junction-2 is at the location where the National Highway divides into two: one northbound and the other southbound. It’s also the location of Palawan’s best hospital (which, by the way, is less than the best in the Philippines–St. Luke’s, Medical City, Makati Medical, etc. in Manila).
Other Fruit Prices
Mangoes have four prices: Extra Large (XL), Large (L), Medium (M), Small (S). XL goes for P60 a kilo and a kilo is three big XLs. Pricing increment is P5, so L is 55, M is 50, and S is 45.
Papayas, likewise, have three prices: L, M, S. Small is P40 per kilo and uses the same pricing increment.
Concluding this episode of Life in Fruit Paradise is a picture of the Dragon Fruit:
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