Dragon Fruit or Pitaya
Dragon Fruit or Pitaya is an attractive and tasty tropical fruit grown for the sweet tasting red or white fruit.
Originally from South America Hylocereus (sweet pitayas or red pitayas) and Stenocereus fruit (sour pitayas or yellow pitayas) or Dragon Fruit is grown widely in South East Asia.
Dragon Fruit are actually the fruit of cactus species. Dragon fruit is said to have high nutritional values and are generally eaten raw and fresh.
VarietiesThe botanical name is Hylocereus undatus, Hylocereus megalanthus or Hylocereus costaricensis (the pink one inside) depending on variety.
Dragon Fruit or Pitaya trees are available for sale from the following specialist nurseries.
MATTSLANDSCAPE.COM - email Matt@Mattslandscape.com
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