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2 Dark Star Dragon Fruit Cactus Cuttings

2 Dark Star Dragon Fruit Cactus Cuttings

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You will receive 2 Dark Star Dragon Fruit cuttings that are approximately 6 to 8 inches long. Rooting instructions will also be included.

Dark Star Dragon Fruit

Dark Star is a medium to large sized fruit pink fleshed variety that weighs on average 3/4 to 1 pound. The fruit have a mild grape-like flavor that is most enjoyed when chilled and eaten fresh. This variety is self-pollinating, and it will set fruit on its own. It tropical regions in can handle full sun. Strong grower! An easy to grow dragon fruit that grows well with almost no spotting and is a reliable bloomer/fruit producer, usually blooms mid to late summer-likes the heat, fruit is ripe by fall.

Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit grows on the Hylocereus cactus, also known as the Honolulu Queen, whose flowers only open at night. The plant is native to southern Mexico and Central America. Today, it is grown all over the world. It goes by many names, including pitaya, pitahaya and strawberry pear. The two most common types have bright, red skin with green scales that resemble a dragon β€” hence the name.

The variety that's most widely available has white pulp with black seeds. The less common variety has red pulp with black seeds.Another variety has yellow skin and white pulp with black seeds. It is referred to as yellow dragon fruit. Dragon fruit may look exotic, but its flavors are similar to other fruits. Its taste has been described as a slightly sweet cross between a kiwi and a pear.

Dragon Fruit Nutrition

Dragon fruit contains small amounts of several nutrients and is a good source of vitamin C and iron.
Here are the nutrition facts for a serving of 3.5 ounces, or 100 grams:

β€’ Calories: 52.
β€’ Protein: 1.1 gram.
β€’ Fat: 0.4 grams.
β€’ Carbs: 11 grams.
β€’ Fiber: 3 grams.
β€’ Vitamin C: 34% of the RDI.
β€’ Iron: 10.6% of the RDI.
β€’ Thiamine: 2.7% of the RDI.
β€’ Riboflavin: 2.9% of the RDI.

Given the high amount of fiber and vitamin C, as well as the extremely low calorie content, it can be considered to be a highly nutrient-dense fruit.

Growing Dragon Fruit

Roots can grow from any surface of the plant. Just stick the cutting in dirt and wait for it to grow. Insert a three foot wooden plant stake into the soil approximately two to three inches away from the plant. As the plant grows, use gardening tape to secure the plant to the stake for support. Place the plant in a location where it receives direct sunlight for most of the day.Β The limbs of Dragon Fruit can grow up to 20 feet long.

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