"Self Pollinating Dragon Fruit " Pitaya, Hylocerus, Pithaya, Pitaya Cuttings, Dragon Fruit Cuttings
The Legendary Dragon fruit aka: Pitaya
According to an ancient Chinese legend, the Dragon Fruit was created thousands of years ago by a fire breathing dragon. During a battle the dragon blew a final burst of fire containing the magnificent bright red fruit. The ancient Chinese believed that those who consumed the exotic pulp of dragon fruit are endowed with the strength, vitality and the immortality of the dragon. Well, immortality we won't vouch for but, the health benefits and delicious flavor of this exotic fruit is legendary.
Pre order your 1 gal or 3 gal Dragon Fruit Vine and start growing your very own. Before you know it, you will enjoy the exotic fruit with friends and family. The fruit is large with red, white or pink colored flesh inside. Dragon Fruit plants are easy to grow in containers as long as you provide a strong support structure!
Dragon Fruit offers excellent nutritional and health benefits.
They are packed with high concentrations of antioxidants to boost the immune system.
SELF POLLINATING DRAGON FRUIT VARIETIES
This cultivar was developed in California by the Rare Fruit Council. The flesh is pink and the fruit has a pleasant sweet flavor. This Dragon is a cross between red and white fleshed pitaya. Hylocereus polyrhizus X undatus. We think it's a real champion and rate it excellent for production, flavor etc!
This impressive white fleshed Dragon is a leading export variety of Vietnam. This bright red fruit has a delicious white flesh that is sweet and tangy with a hint of lime. Grows well here in our humid and dry Florida climate.
Fruit can weigh up to 1.5 pounds each.
Another excellent Dragon that will surely please the grower and best of all the lucky person who gets to eat it. The Sweet and slightly astringent flavor and rich red colored flesh is sure to please. Fruits are usually about one pound!
A very handsome looking Dragon with good flavor and a deep red pink flesh. Fruit average 3/4 of a pound. This variety was introduced to Florida by Chris Rollins of the Fruit and Spice Park Miami, Florida.
An excellent and consistent producer of fruit that weigh an average of one pound. Deep red flesh and mild flavor.
Another very good Dragon to have in your grove. Fruit are usually over one pound each. Good mild grape flavor. More thorns means more ouches when handling the vines. That's why we give this Dragon four stars.
Other good hybrids are Physical Graffiti, Purple Haze, Cosmic Charlie, Halley's Comet and Voodoo Child.
Picking, storing and eating Dragon Fruit
The best Dragon Fruit you will ever eat is the one you grow.
Pick your dragon fruit about 35 - 40 days after it has been on the vine. Look for a fruit that has a deep red/orange almost even color. The fruit should be just a bit soft to the touch. If you know how to pick a ripe kiwi at the produce stand, then you will have no problem choosing a Dragon Fruit.
Fruit that is very firm is not ready to harvest. Don't be concerned that the spurs or wings are green, that's okay.
A fresh picked fruit can be eaten immediately and the flavor is quite refreshing and tasty. We always get a boost of energy from eating the fruit.
After harvest you should refrigerate the fruit and enjoy within 3 days for best flavor. Fruit stored on a kitchen counter may spoil within a few days and loose all traces of sweetness. It may not taste very good at all. For longer storage you can make a puree in a food processor and freeze the pulp for use in smoothies, desserts etc.
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Pepe's Favorite Drink Recipe:
Blend the Dragon Fruit with coconut water and ice in a blender. Really simple and really good! Enjoy this refreshing and healthy drink,