“Bien Hoa White” is another variety of dragon fruit. We consider it to be a solid medium. And here’s why.
Hylocereus Undatus hybrid, also called Hong Bien Hoa, is very similar to other Vietnamese varieties, but there are some small differences in how it grows and what kind of fruit it makes. This type has a flower that can pollinate itself and a fruit that is common in Vietnam.
|USDA hardiness zone (°F):||9 (20 to 30 °F)|
|Pollination:||Self fertile (will set fruit using it's own pollen)|
|Flavor:||Mildly sweet with a slight tang|
|Growth rate:||3 out of 5|
|Weather tolerance:||3 out of 5|
|Fruit production:||4 out of 5|
|Flavor:||5 out of 5|
|Growing:||4 out of 5|
This variety grows quickly and makes its own seeds. The outside of the fruit is pink, and the inside is white. It is slightly sweet and slightly sour. Average weight 1.5-2 Lbs. Brix said that 14-16. Our high so far is just under 12.
The Bien Hoa White is a bit better than the Vietnamese White because it is mildly sweet and has a little bit of tang. This is less sour and has a softer, sweeter texture than the Vietnamese White. It is also a bit better. This type is easy for beginners to handle.
- This fruit has white flesh, a skin that is pinkish red, and long bracts;
- Fruit: oblong, medium size, ~388 g; thin, pinkish-red skin; firm, white flesh with many small, black seeds; low quality, 11.85 Brix;
- Bloom to harvest time in Southern California: 40 days;
- Short harvest time: mid-July to mid-October;
- Plant: stems are thin but wide, long, triangular, and have 3 clear ridges;
- When mature, the ridges are green with a brown, hard stripe;
- Areoles have 3–5 conical spines that are the same size and arranged in a triangular pattern;
- Segment between areoles is convex and 53.3 mm long;
- Intermediate flowers have white petals, a light yellow calyx, and bright yellow anthers and stigmas;
- It doesn’t handle cold or heat well, and it doesn’t do well in full sun;
- It’s good for growing in a warm backyard, but it doesn’t have much commercial potential.
Hybrid variety, self-pollinating variety. Bien HoaWhite produce fruits weighing up to 1 lb, super sweet and crisp. The flesh of dragon fruit is soft and smooth. It is full of nutrients like anthocyanin, dietary fiber, vitamin E, iron, etc., and has health benefits like preventing vascular sclerosis, detoxifying and protecting the stomach, whitening and losing weight, and slowing down the aging process.