Hylocereus setaceus – S. setaceus


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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 setaceus

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. Hylocereus setaceus also goes by the name  Pineapple Cactus.
The plant stems are olive-colored with meaty 3 sided growth that has shown to be a hardy grower. Thick, small spines occur along the rib of each stem. The fruits are considered small weighing around half a pound. The fruit 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 from 19 to 20. This variety was collected from a nursery in California.

Weight .5 lbs

1 review for Hylocereus setaceus – S. setaceus

  1. Diana M Traylor

    Last one listed on my list. Exceptional plant !! Just as I have said in the past – there’s always a wonderful surprise to be receive. What a way to complete my wish list. How was my experience you ask? I got Surprises, Big and Healthy Cuttings – some with roots (just another surprise!) and I was shown through my order the appreciation for my business.

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