The Edgar Dragon Fruit variety is derived from the genera Hylocereus and polyrhizus. This cultivar was once known as Red ES1, with “E” for Edgar and “S1” representing Seedling 1.
With its vibrant colors and unique shape, the dragonfruit is a popular choice for fruit lovers looking for something new to try. Named for its resemblance to a mythical creature, the dragon fruit is actually a type of cactus that is native to Central and South America.
This type is a vigorous grower with huge, three-sided, bright green stems. There are little spins at each branch’s initial point of contact. However, the fruits differ from those of the Lake Atitlan Red and Makisupa pitaya kinds.
|Plant type:||Fruiting cactus vine|
|Soil & moisture:||A well draining, sandy soil. Water only when soil dries out completely.|
|Light requirements:||Full Sun, part shade in warmer climates. % sun |
|Pulp color:||Dark red|
|Flavor:||4 out of 5|
|Appearance:||5 out of 5|
|Growing:||4 out of 5|
|Home planting:||3 out of 5|
|Commercial planting:||4 out of 5|
This variety normally produces oval-shaped fruits weighing between one and one and a half pounds. The fruit’s exterior look is dark crimson with green-tipped fins. The inside flesh is a vibrant reddish-purple color with a firm, flavorful texture. The brix score ranges from 16 to 17.
This cultivar may not have a high brix score, but it makes up for it in terms of size and flavor. Due to these two characteristics, we would consider using it as a commercial crop. To produce fruit, ES-1 variety requires pollen from another suitable variety.
Edgar pitahaya flowers are plentiful, fragrant, self-sterile, and contain a great deal of pollen that can be utilized for cross-pollination with other Dragon Fruit kinds. The blossoms are at their peak size a few hours after dusk and close a couple of hours before morning. Depending on the conditions, flowering can begin as early as March, but normally the first buds appear in May. From bud to bloom, twenty days passed.
In conclusion, the Edgar dragon fruit is a delicious and nutritious fruit that can be enjoyed by everyone. It is a great source of vitamins and minerals, and it is also low in calories. This fruit is perfect for people who are looking for a healthy snack option.