Hana Dragon Fruit variety comes from the genus Hylocereus and the species monacanthus. This variety was collected on the road to Hana on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Click here to see this variety growing in its natural environment. The stems of this variety differ from other Hylocereus being thinner with long thorns. This variety is also a super-fast grower, growing over 6 feet per year. From cutting to fruit took 14 months, making it one of the quickest types to fruit at Spicy Exotics in under two years.
Flowers from this variety are unique, with a typical white fading to a soft pink base. See our pictures on this page for a detailed view. When blooming during nighttime, a sweet fragrance fills the air. The fruit is small, weighing about a pound. A surprise was the taste of the fruit. It is similar to a sweet melon with a floral or rosy aftertaste. The average Brix rating of the fruit is 17.5.
These three characteristics (stem, flower, and fruit taste) make this variety stand out from other Hylocereus undatus. This variety is self-fertile and a great source of pollen for pollinating different types of Dragon Fruit. We collected this variety from a grower in Hawaii.