Princess of the Night – S. pteranthus


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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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Princess of the Night

Princess of the Night is a popular night-blooming cactus from the genus Selenicereus and the species pteranthus. Its origin is several Caribean Islands, including Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, and also in Mexico. Stems are green, and in some cases, they have purple along the edges. Growth is 4 to 6 sided with spines along each side. Segments of growth can reach 10 feet and 2 inches in diameter.

Like many Selenicereus species, this variety is nocturnal blooming with blooms staying open till late morning that is typically fragrant. Flower buds start by looking like miniature pointed cotton balls. Soon after, slender floral tubes having hairs at the base form blooms 8″ wide. The flower is white and yellow with yellow and red back petals when fully opened.

Fruits from the Princess of the Night is unique, weighing about half a pound each. The exterior is pink skin covered with spines that are easily brushed off once the fruit is ripe. The flesh is firm with small crunchy seeds. The first fruit tested in 2019 with a brix rating of 11.5. Fruits have a mild flavor that is quite refreshing when chilled. Spicy Exotics collected this variety from a grower in California.

Weight .50 lbs


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