Sweet Delight Dragon Fruit (hybrid hylocereus undetus X guatemalensis) is a type of dragonfruit that has light pink flesh on the inside and is very sweet and flavorful. This variety makes a lot of fruit that weighs between 3/4 and 1 pound.
Paul Thomson created a hybrid dragon fruit called “Delight” or “3-S” (or S-3). It is a cross between the Niezel, which has white flesh, and the Rixford, which has purple flesh. Flesh color is light pink. This variety came from a tropical nursery in Louisiana.
Delights fruit is a fruit that is usually weighs 1 pound. The flesh is a unique shade of pink and tastes great, which is how it got its name. Brix numbers from different growers 17–19.
The flowers only open at night and are over 14 inches across. They bloom all summer. The stems are green and have three sides. Along the rib, there are small spines.
|Indoor / outdoor:||Indoor & outdoor|
|Plant characteristic:||Edible fruit|
|Soil pH:||Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)|
|Soil type:||Loam, peat, sand, volcanic with perfect drainage|
|Climate:||Dry, sub-tropical, temperate, tropical|
|Sunlight:||Partial shade, full sun, part sun (50-80%)|
|Time to fruit/flower/harvest:||2-3 years|
|Fruiting / harvest months:||Between late June and mid-December|
|Pulp color:||Light pink|
|Taste:||Sweet taste. Texture can be compared to ice cream|
|Plants required to pollinate:||1 (self-pollinating)|
|Watering:||Drought hardy (little watering)|
|USDA Hardiness Zone (°F):||13 (> 60 °F)|
|Max height:||2-5 m - when in the ground with good conditions|
|Flavor:||5 out of 5|
|Home planting:||5 out of 5|
|Commercial planting:||4 out of 5|
How to grow
Dragon fruit are a tropical fruiting cactus. Dragon fruit won’t grow in cold places, so make sure the temperature is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit to keep it from being hurt by the cold. Guard against hard freezes. Dragon fruit can be grown in pots or in the ground. This fast-growing plant needs well-drained soil, full sun, and a strong trellis to support its weight.
Don’t put too many plants in very large pots. Instead, gradually increase the size of the pots as the plants grow. During the growing season, you should use a complete fertilizer. Don’t give the plant too much water in the winter to keep it from dying.
What can be said about this variety?
This variety is an easy grower. The plant, like all dragons, likes a bit of shade on the ground. The outside of the fruit is pink, and the inside is light pink. The flavor is sweet and nice, and the flesh feels like ice cream.
The taste is also said to be nice, which is how it got its name. Mini delight gives medium fruit. The fruit can get up to 450 grams in weight. The plant can make its own pollen.
Don’t wait too long to harvest, because a ripe fruit can burst when it rains. And do not give water 2 days before harvesting the fruit. Then, the taste gets less.
As we say, the Delight is not too hard to grow (requiring little intervention). Next to this, the delight is known for its fertility. It has a lot of fruit and is very popular among people who like dragon fruit. Very helpful, especially for people who want to try dragon fruits for the first time. Very reliable variety! Many people say that this variety’s delicious taste is due to his name.
- Fruits with pinkish-white or light-pink flesh that taste great and grow well in backyards;
- It was bred and chosen by Paul Thomson in San Diego County at the beginning of the 1980s;
- The fruit is oval, medium-sized, weighs ~ 371 grams, and is good quality;
- The flesh is light pink or pinkish-white, and the seeds are small. The skin is greenish red and of medium thickness, and the bracts are short and spread out;
- 18.08 Brix;
- It takes ~ 41 days from bloom to harvest;
- Plant: very vigorous, stems are triangular with 3 well-defined ridges, stems are medium in thickness and length, very straight, and green when mature, areoles have 1–3 thin spines that are 1–3 mm long, segment between areoles is convex and 43.3 mm long, petals are white, calyx is yellowish, anthers and stigma lobes are yellow, plant does well in full sun, good commercial potential.
The reddish-orange fruits that Sweet Delight Dragon Fruit grows have green tips and pale pink flesh that tastes good and is refreshing to eat. Sweet Delight is a great variety with a mid-high yield and self-pollination. It is medium in size: delight fruit is a fruit that is about the size of an apple and usually weighs 1 pound.
This beautiful night-blooming cactus can grow in a wide range of conditions and soils. It makes the most fruit when it is allowed to climb on a burlap-wrapped totem, trellis, or your favorite tree. The huge, round flowers are between 10 and 16 inches in diameter and have a beautiful shape. They usually only last one night.