Purple Haze Dragon Fruit
Purple Haze Dragon Fruit is a hybrid variety that comes from Hylocereus guatemalensis and Hylocereus undatus. variety with purple flesh and bright pink exterior having green fins. The fruit has a refreshing sweet grape type flavor with few small eatable seeds. Fruits are large and can range from 1.0 to 2.0 pounds. For even larger fruit bud thinning is recommended. This variety typically has three fruiting cycles per the calendar year. It is also a very high producer of fruit. Internet research has mentioned this variety known to be self-pollinating however I have not found this to be true. For me, fruit has not set on its own and hand pollination or mother nature is to needed produce fruit. In 2015, the largest fruit was just over 2 pounds and had a brix score of 19. This plant has typical Hylocereus undatus three sided growth that is very aggressive and fills in quickly. Additional internet research has stated that 5S and Purple Haze are the same. The 5S is seedling created by Paul Thomson and mentioned in his book Pitahaya. 5S is a cross between Rixford, a purple-fleshed variety and Niezel, a white-fleshed variety. This Dragon Fruit variety was acquired from a tropical nursery in Louisiana.