Lake Atitlan Red – Hylocereus 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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Lake Atitlan Red

Lake Atitlan Red Dragon Fruit variety comes from the genus Hylocereus and the species polyrhizus. This variety is named after a lake in Guatemala that lies high among Central American volcanoes. It is a medium to large sized fruit typically weighing .75 to 1.5 pounds. The skin is bright pinkish – red with green fins. The flesh is red and very flavorful having both a sweet and tangy taste. This fruit scores a brix rating between 16.5 to 18. Another great feature of this variety is it is known to be self-pollinating. Some other websites show this variety having white flesh with pink skin. This variety holds the same name but has red flesh giving it the Lake Atitlan Red name. This variety was acquired from a tropical nursery in California.

Weight 1.5 lbs


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