Hylocereus stenopterus and Hylocereus guatemalensis are the parents of Edgars Baby Dragon Fruit. This type of plant also has a gene for the species undatus. Edgar’s Baby is a seedling from the Asunta series. It came from a cross between an Asunta 1, 2, 3, or 4 and a Condor variety. The result is a white flower and a fruit with a green skin and purple flesh.
Edgar Valdiva, a fruit farmer, created this hybrid dragon fruit called “Edgar’s baby.” He named it after himself because he thought it had a special quality that made it worthy of his name. It is a fruit cactus vine that belongs to the same family as the Pitaya and the White Vietnamese Dragon Fruit.
In size, shape, color, and thorns, Edgars Baby looks a lot like H. undatus as it grows. The parts of the plant have three sides and are a bright green color.
|Soil needs:||Average well-drained rich|
|Water needs:||Regular, even moisture|
|Sun exposure:||Mostly Sun|
|Flower season:||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Flavor:||5 out of 5|
|Appearance:||5 out of 5|
|Production:||3 out of 5|
|Home planting:||3 out of 5|
|Commercial planting:||3 out of 5|
The flower is about the size of a thumb and has white petals on the inside and white, yellow, and green petals on the outside. The flower bud is the same as the flower buds of the Asunta, except that it is all green.
Compared to other types of Hylocereus, this one blooms earlier. The stigma is about the same size and shape as the stigma on a Connie Mayer flower, but it is much farther from the anthers. Edgars Baby flowers can’t make fruit on their own, so we used pollen from H. undatus to make fruit.
From late spring to early summer, flowers bloom at night. From late summer to fall, fruit grows. Likes full sun to partial shade and soil that drains well. Hardy in zones 10–11, with a minimum temperature of 40°F.
Fruits weigh between 3/4 of a pound and 1 pound. The fruit’s mature skin is green, making it difficult to determine when the fruit is ripe. But if you leave it alone, red will start to show through the skin, which is a good sign that it’s time to pick. We suggest making a note of when the flower opens and waiting 30 to 35 days after that to pick the fruit. When it’s ready, the flesh is pink and has a sweet, juicy texture. The ripe fruits had a Brix of 15-18.
A type of Dragon Fruit that tastes absolutely amazing!
Edgar Valdivia spent years researching, crossing, and choosing to make “Edgars Baby,” a new type of dragon fruit. This variety is good for your health because it has lycopene, a natural antioxidant. The sweet and sour flesh has tiny black seeds that you can eat.
Once the cactus vine grows to about 5 feet, it will start to make green, medium-sized flowers that turn into green-skinned fruit with dark-fuchsia flesh. Keep track of when your flowers open, so you know when to pick. Inside the fruit is sweet, tangy flesh that tastes great and has antioxidants called lycopene.