Apple Cactus – Cereus peruvianus


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Spicy Exotics Dragon Fruit ratings table:

Flavor  – When testing for sweetness of the Dragon Fruit a device called a refractometer is used. It uses the brix scale of sweetness. This scale ranges from 0 to 32. The higher the number the sweeter the fruit. In addition to sweetness any unique attributes such as size and flavor are also considered when giving this rating.
Fruit Production – For the rating we look at how many fruits are produced from a single plant. Also, how easy or difficult it is to grow is considered. For example, a variety that is self-fertile will get a higher rating than an non self-fertile variety.
Growing –  This is a rating of the overall hardiness of the plant. In addition to this, we also look at how quickly the plant adapts from cuttings and how long it will take before producing the first fruit.
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Apple Cactus

Cereus peruvianus commonly know as the Peruvian Apple Cactus or the Columnar Cactus, is a large thorny column cactus found in South America. Mature columns have been known to get to 30 feet tall. Columns are cylindrical gray-green to blue stems with large thorny spins along these columns. Large nocturnal flowers remain open for only one night and when pollinated fruits will set. The fruits, known as Pitaya are thorn less. The skin color varies from red to orange to yellow. The flesh of these fruits is white in color and contains small, edible, crunchy seeds. It is more delicate when compared to Dragon Fruit having a snow cone texture. The longer the fruit stay on the column the sweeter they get. This variety is normally grown as ornamental plant, however it is grown commercially in Israel for it fruit. This variety was collected from a grower in Florida.

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Weight 1.5 lbs


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