Dragon Fruit


Dragon fruit is one of the most beautiful and widespread members of the Cactaceae family. The magnificent night blooming white flowers can be up to 14 inches in diameter. The fruit is most often eaten chilled and cut in half so that the flesh may be spooned out. The juice is used in numerous beverage applications. The red fruit are high in lycopene, which is a natural antioxidant that is known to fight cancer and heart disease. 

Plant Details  
Type Tropical Fruit
Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
Tree Size/Habit Climbing to 10 – 20 Feet
Fruit Shape/Size Oval to 4 – 5 inches
Fruit Flavor Sweet, Mild Sweet, Refreshing
Skin Color When Ripe Red or Yellow (depending on variety)
Fruit Use Fresh Eating, Juice
Fruit Season Early Summer
Light Needs Full Sun
Water Needs Regular Water
USDA Zone 9b – 11