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Country Roads – H. costaricensis


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Country Roads

Country Roads Dragon Fruit variety comes from the genus Hylocereus and the species costaricensisis. This variety has very think segmented growth with medium sized spines. The flower buds emerge with a red outline on the edges of the bud. The night blooming flowers are huge at 15-inches and need assistance to set fruit as this variety is not self-pollinating. Because of this, it lacks a 5 rating in fruit production. When the fruit is produced, they are about .75 to 1 pounds with red flesh. This flesh has a firm texture with a tangy kiwi type flavor. 2019 was our first fruit with Country Roads and we were pleasantly surprised to see a brix rating of 20.5. The fruit has an attractive external appearance with a perfectly round shape, The red skin fading to green fins that protrude away and curl down from the fruit. Growing Country Roads side by side next to H. costaricensisis tells us they are very closely related. Lots of aspects are the same but the differences appear to be fruit color and slightly smaller growth. This may change as the plant matures and we will keep you posted. This variety was acquired from a grower in California.


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