Bien Hoa White dragon fruit

Bien Hoa White dragon fruit dragon fruit

“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.

Sunlight: Full sun
Plant type:Cacti
USDA hardiness zone (°F): 9 (20 to 30 °F)
Pollination: Self fertile (will set fruit using it's own pollen)
Skin color: Pink
Flesh color: White
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.

Plant facts

  • 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.

Bien Hoa White ripe dragon fruit photo


What is difference between pitahaya and pitaya?
The people who grow it call it "pitaya" or "pitahaya", but the people who grow it in Vietnam call it "dragon fruit". So, they are the same fruit whether they are called pitaya, pitahaya, or dragon fruit.
What does a dragonfruit taste like?
When it's ripe, dragon fruit tastes mildly sweet, like a mix of pear and kiwi, and has a soft texture like a ripe kiwi.
How do you eat pitaya?
When you're ready to eat it, peel it and cut it into pieces. Like an avocado, you eat the inside and throw away the outside. You could also cut it in half and use a spoon or melon baller to scoop out the flesh. Dragon fruit is best eaten raw, but like other fruits, it can also be cooked on a grill.
Where is dragon fruit from?
Dragon fruit is native to southern Mexico and Central America. The dragon fruit is grown in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the United States, the Caribbean, Australia, and other tropical and subtropical parts of the world.
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