Dragon fruit is a beautiful tropical fruit that is sweet and crunchy. It is also called pitaya, pitahaya, or the strawberry pear. The plant from which the fruit comes is a type of cactus.
Hylocereus undatus, which has pink skin and white flesh, is the most common type of white-fleshed dragonfruit. This type is the least sweet and can be sold under names like Alice, Cosmic Charlie, Guyute, Harpua, L.A. Woman, Neitzel, Seoul Kitchen, Thomson, Vietnamese Jaina, and David Bowie. We will tell you about the last variety of this list in this article.
David Bowie The Dragon Fruit is a type of plant from the Hylocereus genus and the undatus species. The plant is very typical of H.undatus in general. Stems, flower buds, and flowers are almost all the same, and like most plants, they can pollinate themselves.
The David Bowie plant is a vine-like plant with fleshy stems that grows on land. From late spring to early fall, the plant has white flowers that smell nice. Flowers are complicated and only bloom at night.
This fruit is a little bit different. It has more fins than most dragonfruits, and it tastes very different. Its meat is white and has many small black seeds. The fruit can be eaten by itself, and it can also be used to add flavor to baked goods and drinks.
The flesh tastes sweet and sour, and the aftertaste is lemony. Fruits range in size from medium to large and can weigh up to 1.25 pounds.
Overall, the plant grows more slowly and takes an extra year or two to reach its full size.
|Plant type:||Perennial vine|
|Skin color:||Red / green with many fins|
|Flesh color:||White inside - black seeds|
|Fruit shape:||Medium oval|
|Fruit length:||12-15 cm|
|Fruit width:||11 cm|
|Flower:||White / yellow|
|Bloom characteristics:||Flowers are fragrant|
|Bloom time:||Late summer / early fall|
|Water requirements:||Drought-tolerant, suitable for xeriscaping|
|Sun exposure:||Full sun to partial shade|
|Height:||10-15 ft. (3-4.7 m)|
|Spacing:||36-48 in. (90-120 cm)|
|Hardiness:||USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F); USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F); USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)|
|Soil pH requirements:||6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic); 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)|
|Propagation methods:||Seeding or from woody stem cuttings|
|Regional:||This plant is said to grow outdoors in Boca Raton, Florida|
|Flavor:||5 out of 5|
|Appearance:||5 out of 5|
|Production:||4 out of 5|
|Home planting:||5 out of 5|
|Commercial planting:||4 out of 5|
The type is very similar to other undatus, except that it has more fins and a different taste. This kind of plant doesn’t grow quickly. The average size of the fruit is between 0.75 and 1.25 pounds, and it has white flesh, pinkish-red skin, and green fins.
The flesh tastes sweet and a little bit like lemon. It can be eaten straight from the plant, but it would also be great as a garnish or in smoothies. This variety is best eaten fresh, but it would be good for juicing or garnishing as well. Its variety is self pollinating.