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Nicaraguan Red – H. guatemalensis


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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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Nicaraguan Red

Nicaraguan Red Dragon Fruit variety comes from the genus Hylocereus and the species guatemalensis.This Dragon Fruit variety has a bright purple flesh thin skin. It is imported from a large-scale Nicaraguan commercial Dragon Fruit plantation. Fruits average .75 to 1 pound in size with a tasty and refreshing tropical taste. Stem growth is very typical and resembles other H. guatemalensis varieties. The growth is a bit smaller and segmented so I would recommend additional support when growing this variety.  Flower bud to flower bloom took 21 days and an additional 30 days from flower to fruit. Fruit did set on its own so I suspect this variety of Dragon Fruit to be self-fertile. Once the first fruit was harvested I was disappointed to see how small it was. It weighed in at .25 pounds, however, it tested at an 18.5 brix, WOW! For this reason, I’m excited to test larger fruit so stay posted for updated results soon. This variety was acquired from a tropical nursery in California.

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Weight 1.0 lbs


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