Thai Dragon is a Dragon Fruit variety that comes for the genus Hylocereus and the species undatus. It’s is a fantastic edible Dragon Fruit plant obtained from Thailand, and this is where it gets its name from. It is a fast and self-fertile easy grower. This is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to start growing Dragon Fruit for the first time. This Dragon Fruit variety was acquired from a tropical nursery in Louisiana.
Large white flowers of Thia Dragon are typical of the undatus species. They are abundant 3 to 4 flower cycles throughout the calendar year. On average, flower buds to flower opening is 21 days. These flowers are elaborate and bloom only at night.
When pollination occurs, round pink-colored edible fruits will appear — fruits weight up to 1.5 pounds with an average brix of 14. The oval fruit is covered with distinguished green scales and can get up to 5 inches long. Enclosed in the thin skin is a large mass of sweet white flavored flesh and numerous small black seeds. The fruit can be eaten out-of-hand, but even better chilled.
Spicy Exotics Dragon Fruit rating table
Flavor – When testing for the 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 considered is how easy or difficult the variety is to set fruit. For example, a variety that is self-fertile will get a higher rating than a self-sterile type.
Growing – This is a rating of the overall hardiness of the plant. In addition to this, Spicy Exotics also looks at how quickly the plant adapts from cuttings and how long it will take before producing the first fruit.
……………..= Below Average
= Above Average