Hylocereus setaceus Dragon Fruit is a broad variety of cacti fruit from different species. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay where it is presumed to be native. In these areas, the plant is known as “Saborosa” or “pitaya-do-cerrado” where it is sold as an exotic fruit at local markets. It’s natural habitats are tropical dry forests, tropical moist lowland forests, rocky shores, and sandy shores. The plant stems are an olive color with meaty 3 sided growth that has shown to be a hardy grower. Thick, small spines occur along the rib of each stem. The fruit is small-sized typically weighing .5 to .75 pounds. It has a red skin exterior with small fins and spines that easily brushed off the bottom of the fruit. The fruit is similar to the Pink Panther variety. The flesh of the fruit is bright purple and has a very nice sweet taste with a Brix rating of 19. This variety was collected from a nursery in California.