Yellow Thai – Selenicereus megalanthus X


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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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Yellow Thai Dragon Fruit

Yellow Thai Dragon Fruit is a hybrid variety that comes from Selenicereus megalanthus and another unknown Hylocereus species. It is a self-pollinating and very fertile variety that will set fruit without hand pollination. The fruit is small in size and typically weighs .5 pounds. The first fruit at Spicy Exotics had a Brix rating of 18.5, but internet research states this variety can get in the low twenties. The flavor has a soft sweetness and lemony aftertaste. It reminded me of a mild pink lemonade, quite refreshing. The outside skin of the fruit is a thick soft pink color with yellowfins when fully ripe. At the base of the fruit long thorns are usually present and this is likely from the Hylocereus megalanthus in the cross. The flesh is pure white with small crunchy seeds. Flower bud to flower took 23 days and from flower to fruit took an additional 82 days. This process started in the fall and continued into the winter months.

Plant growth and flower of Yellow Thai resemble Selenicereus megalanthus, the Yellow Dragon Fruit. In fact, it requires nearly identical care during the winter months. When temperatures drop below 40 degrees protection is definitely needed, however during the summer months it performs nicely in 100-degree temperatures in a semi-shaded location. Because of this, we expect this rare variety to become very popular in the Dragon Fruit community. This Yellow Thai Dragon Fruit variety was collected from a grower in California.

Weight .75 lbs


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