Honduran Moon Torch – S. hondurensis


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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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Honduran Moon Torch

Honduran Moon Torch is a very rare cactus from the genus Selenicereus and the species hondurensis. It originated from Honduras and was first collected in the 1900s. The growth is round and spiny compared to other Selenicereus species. Stems are green and can have deep purple dots below each spine. The Honduran Moon Torch is very easy to grow from cuttings.

Like many Selenicereus species, this variety is nocturnal blooming with blooms staying open till late morning that is typically fragrant. Flower buds start with lots of brown hair on them. Soon after, slender floral tubes open up to 8″ wide. The flower is white and yellow with gold and bronze back petals when fully opened.

Fruits from the Honduran Moon Torch is unique, weighing about half a pound each. The exterior has light pink skin and lots of tiny fins. The flesh of the fruit is firm with small crunchy seeds. When chilled, it’s great to eat on a hot summer day. Spicy Exotics collected this variety from a grower in California.

Weight .50 lbs


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