Armando is Dragon Fruit variety originally collected by Ramiro Lobo near the border of Honduras and Nicaragua. This variety is not self-pollinating so it will need help with hand pollination. Once pollinated the fruit is a good size and taste with an average weight of one pound. The fruit has a nice red skin and red flesh that scores a 16 on the brix scale of sweetness. DNA test show that this variety is related to San Ignacio, a Dragon Fruit variety that is grown commercially in Nicaragua. The plant tolerates frost and heat very well due to a thicker outer waxy membrane when compare to other varieties. The stems, flower buds, flowers, and fruit all look very similar to Hylocereus costaricensis variety collected here at Spicy Exotics. This variety was collected from a grower in California.