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2 Dragon Fruit Rooted Plants Selenicereus megalanthus Yellow Dragon Fruit and 2 Sugar Dragon Fruit

2 Dragon Fruit Rooted Plants Selenicereus megalanthus Yellow Dragon Fruit and 2 Sugar Dragon Fruit

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**2 Dragon Fruit Selenicereus M. Yellow Dragon Fruit ROOTED Plants**

**2 Sugar Dragon Fruit Plants ROOTED**

Yellow Dragon Fruit

Yellow Dragon Fruit is widely regarded as the tastiest of all dragon fruits. They are self-fertile as well. You will receive a small rooted plant grown from tissue culture. The rooted plant will be between 5” to 8” tall and approximately one quarter to a half an inch thick.

Super Sweet Sugar Dragon Fruit

Sugar Dragon is a hybrid variety that comes from Hylocereus guatemalensis and another unknown species. This Dragon Fruit hybrid produces small half-pound to three-quarter pound oval-shaped fruit. The external appearance of the fruit is red with tiny deep green, almost brown fins. The inner flesh is a bright red purplish color with a semi-firm texture that is very sweet. The first fruit tested in 2019 had an average brix score of 18, but research has stated a mature plant can produce fruit with a score in the twenties.

The flowers are of Sugar Dragon are plentiful, fragrant, and self-fertile. Pollen is also used widely to assist in pollinating self-sterile varieties. Sugar Dragon is a robust grower with meaty stems that are olive green in color. Thick small spines occur along the rib line of each stem.

The Sugar Dragon Dragon Fruit variety is a clone created by Paul Thomson called 8-S initially. It was a cross using the Houghton and Rixford varieties.

The 8-S seedlings were later renamed Voodoo Child by a nursery in Florida. Then a few years after that 8-S was renamed by a grower in California Sugar Dragon. Both Sugar and Voodoo Child resemble one another and are very similar to there parent, which is Houghton variety.

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 — 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:

• Calories: 52.
• Protein: 1.1 gram.
• Fat: 0.4 grams.
• Carbs: 11 grams.
• Fiber: 3 grams.
• Vitamin C: 34% of the RDI.
• Iron: 10.6% of the RDI.
• Thiamine: 2.7% of the RDI.
• 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. The limbs of Dragon Fruit can grow up to 20 feet long. They are best grown in zones 10-11.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Happy Growing!We are a full service licensed plant nursery (B2915001).

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