Hylocereus polyrhizus – H. polyrhizus


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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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Hylocereus Polyrhizus

Hylocereus Polyrhizus Dragon Fruit is the common red-fleshed variety. It is known for being a super fruit, having high antioxidants due to its deep red flesh. The plant is strong branching and tolerates heat well. The stems are approximately 19 to 16 inches across, clinging to tree trunks by many aerial roots. As stems emerge they are often reddish when new, then turn waxy, blue-white, and later to green. Also, the ribs of the stem are deeper, to begin with, but as the stems mature they become thicker. Mature plants produce 15 inch long blooms with white petals and red and yellow outer petals. Flower budding to flower is 30 days and another 30 days from flower to fruit. The natural habitat occurs in Colombia and Panama where the average annual temperature ranges from 73 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit. This variety was acquired from a grower in Texas.

Weight 0.75 lbs


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