Bronx Blue is a rare type of dragon fruit. You probably won’t find it on sale, but can only buy seedlings / cuttings. Why? If you try one, you probably won’t want to try it a second time. The fact is that its fruit with red flesh has an extremely unpleasant taste, reminiscent of mold.
Bronxensis Blue dragonfruit (not to be confused with Hylocereus bronxensis) has a large white and yellow flower that blooms at night. The growth is three-sided and looks a lot like Hylocereus Ocamponis (H. Bronxensis) in that the older growth is greyish-green and the new growth is dark green, but the stem segments are shorter, the growth is sometimes hanging, and the plant is narrower overall.
|Pulp color:||Dark red|
|Taste:||It's better you don't know!|
|Exposure:||Full sun to shade|
|Soil:||Rich organic matter plus sand|
|Flavor:||3 out of 5|
|Appearance:||4 out of 5|
|Fruit production:||3 out of 5|
|Home planting:||3 out of 5|
|Commercial planting:||1 out of 5|
This variety was first found by G. E. Barre in 1902. In its native habitat, it is rare and on the verge of extinction. Officially, the place where the specimen was found is listed as “unknown” to protect the few specimens that are still in their natural habitat. A rare species that isn’t usually used to make fruit, but it can be crossed with other types. This variety came from an old collection and was grown in a garden. It was never taken from its natural habitat.
Stem thick, strongly three-angled, dull, greyish-green, 3–4 cm wide, very wavy, and horny. Areoles that are 2 to 3 cm apart and have about 10 needle-like (acicular) spines that are 6 mm long and turn brown as they get older. Flowers are 25 cm long. The outer petals are wide and round, and the inner petals are narrower and have rounded tips. The scales on the ovary are greenish and wide, and the stigma lobes are probably bi-fid. Resembles H. ocamponis.
Bronx Blue is three-sided climbing cactus. It’s rare and in danger of going extinct. It is unlike any other plant. The new growth is lime green, but it will soon change to a dark blue. Bronxensis Blue will grow at different rates depending on the type of soil, the amount of sunlight, the temperature, and other things. It is related to Hylocereus ocamponis, but its flowers are very different from those of that species.