In the world of exotic fruits, few can compete with the intrigue and allure of the dragon fruit. Today, we’ll journey into the world of one particular variety: the Cerise Dragon Fruit.
“Cerise” dragon fruit variety (H. polyrhizus hybrid) is a relatively new entrant in the dragon fruit family. This cultivar, cherished for its sweet and unique flavor profile, is grown in various parts of the world. This dragonfruit has a pink skin with intense greenish-yellow hue. The flesh inside is pink, speckled with tiny black seeds.
These pitahaya fruits are known for their sweetness, often described as a cross between a pear and a kiwi, with a slight crunchiness from the seeds.
|Preferred climate:||Tropical, subtropical|
|Sun:||Full to part sun|
|Suitability in pots:||Yes, with 35L+ pot|
|Water requirements:||Little watering|
|Is it a dwarf fruit tree:||Can be pruned to 2m|
|Time to fruit / flower / harvest:||2-3 years|
|Preferred soil type:||Perfect drainage (sand / volcanic)|
|Soil pH:||Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)|
|Flavor:||5 out of 5|
|Appearance:||5 out of 5|
|Production:||4 out of 5|
Cerise dragon fruits are packed with vitamins C and E, fiber, and antioxidants, making them a nutrient-dense choice for fruit lovers.
Regular consumption of this sort could potentially improve digestion, support immune function, and promote skin health, among other benefits.
Cerise dragon fruits thrive in a tropical to subtropical climate and well-drained soil. While the plant is drought-resistant, a balanced watering schedule and plenty of sunlight are critical for fruit production.
From preparing the soil to providing a climbing support for this cactus plant, the journey of growing this pitaya fruit is indeed rewarding.
The Cerise dragon fruit is not just a delight to the eyes and taste buds, but it’s also packed with nutritional goodness. Its cultivation can be a rewarding experience, connecting us to the wonders of nature. Whether you are a fruit enthusiast, a gardener, or simply an adventurous eater, dragonfruit is a variety to explore and enjoy.