Hylocereus Hybrid “Florida Red sweet” has medium-sized fruits with magenta-red pulp and an average brix rating of 14–15. It is very sweet and has a great taste.
The dragon fruits from the Florida Red aren’t very big. Gives small, magenta-colored fruits. This fruit is very sweet and can weigh between 300 and 450 grams. The plant makes its own pollen. Not only does this dragon fruit plant like a little bit of shade on the ground, but so do all dragon fruit plants.
|Preferred climate:||Tropical, subtropical|
|Max height:||2-5 m|
|Suitability in pots:||Yes|
|Time to fruit / flower/ harvest:||2-3 years|
|Preferred soil type:||Sand or volcanic|
|Soil pH:||Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)|
|Flesh color:||Magenta / red pulp|
|Weather tolerance:||4 out of 5|
|Fruit production:||5 out of 5|
|Flavor:||5 out of 5|
|Growing:||4 out of 5|
This pitaya tastes like a mix of kiwi and watermelon. It is sweet and light, like a kiwi. The white is a little bit sweeter than the red. June to December is the season.
Compared to Hylocereus crosses of similar varieties, the growth isn’t as wide. Pulp is smooth to the touch. Most fruits are between 3/4 and 1 lb. But if only one or two fruits grew on a single stem, it is not unusual for those fruits to weigh between 1 and 2 pounds. Self-pollinating and makes a lot of fruit.