The tropical fruit plant for sale is a AMERICAN BEAUTY DRAGON FRUIT. Hylocereus undatus; Cactaceae, Dragon fruit vine: Plants will be between 8 to 12 in. tall. A fantastic new edible fruit plant obtained from Thailand. The Dragon Fruit is a vining, terrestrial with fleshy stems. White, fragrant flowers adorn the plant in late spring to early fall. Flowers are elaborate and bloom only at night. When pollination occurs, round, red or golden colored, edible fruits appear. The round fruit is covered with distinguished scales and can get up to 5 inches long. Enclosed in the thin rind is a large mass of sweetly flavored pulp and numerous small black seeds. The fruit can be eaten out-of-hand, and is also used as a flavoring in pastries and drinks. The average mature size is approximatel between 3 ft. hight by 15 ft. wide. In full production, Thai Dragon Fruit may have up to 6 fruiting cycles per year. Grow Thai Dragon Fruit in well-drained soils, in full sun to partial shade. Water this cactus regularly and do not allow the soil to dry out between watering. Fast grower. Easy-to-grow. Easy to containerize. It should grow well in USDA zones 10 to 11. All of our Dragon Fruit plants are very beautiful, healthy and disease free to ensure your growing success.
****ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PITAYA - DRAGON FRUIT PLANTS****
Dragon fruit is a good-looking fruit grown in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, and Israel. It is essentially type of fruit of cactus, and the fruit around in 3 colors: some time 2 have pink skin and in white and red in colour with different flesh while another type is yellow with white flesh. Dragon fruit is low in calories and it offers numerous nutrients, including Vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, plus fiber and antioxidants.
Pitaya Fruit, Pitahaya Fruit or commonly known as the Dragon. It is a favorite to the people of Asian origin. It features a mouth watering light sweet taste, with an intense shape and color, not to forget its outstanding flowers. In addition to being tasty and cool, this is a beautiful fruit with a lot of water and other vital minerals with varied nutritional ingredients.
The dragon fruit is exactly of the Hycocereus undatus family, thus making it one of the extensive red dragon fruit in asian region. Typically, the fruit has red squash, or red flesh. The fruit originates from the dragon fruit cactus plant, which is usually appears like as vines
Taste-Dragon fruit tastes wonderfull which is sweet and crunchy, with a flavor that resembles both kiwi and pear, a cross of both... Inside, the texture is like a cross between a thin melon and a pear, but scattered with tiny crunchy seeds, like a kiwi. The taste is also fairly melon-like, in that it is bland.
Selecting the fruit is very simple, simply look for full-bodied, full colored fruits.It actually looks like a wild dragon, with lots of untidy overflowing branches, parallel to the dragon wings, scales or hairs. The fruit itself does look like one too. This fruit originated from Mexico to northern South America. This is the common white dragon. It is one of the three main species of dragon fruit. The other two looking of the fruit is the red flesh and the uncommon, yellow skin/white flesh. This is the common white dragon. It is one of the three main species of dragon fruit. The other two looking of the fruit is the red flesh and the uncommon, yellow skin/white flesh. There are a variety of cultivars of dragon fruit and since they do look alike to a layman, I will just put them under their colour classifications.
Uses of Dragon Fruit
The fruit is commonly eaten as raw and tastes better when chilled. It is also served as a juice. The flesh is sweet and occasionally in a tropical sorbet this fruit is served with mango. The fruit is also used to flavour drinks while syrup made of the entire fruit is used to colour pastries and candy. The squash of the fruit is used in producing an alcoholic beverage.
The fruit makes a wonderful mixture on its own or mixed with other tropical fruits. It is sometimes used in cooking for some recipes. Unopened flowerbuds of the dragon fruit can be cooked like vegetables. The plant is commonly planted as a mountaineer to cover chainlink grille. Parts of the pitahaya plant can be used to produce food colour in nature.