Florida sweet Red dragon fruit

Florida sweet Red dragon fruit dragon fruit

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)
Skin color: Red
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.

Florida sweet Red dragon fruit


Is Florida sweet Red pitahaya self-pollinating?
Yes, the flowers can pollinate themselves, but it is always best to do it by hand as well.
What is the weight of this variety of dragonfruit?
The maximum weight is approximately 450 grams.
What is the most famous variety bred in the USA?
There are quite a few varieties bred in the U.S., and we can't choose a single leader. In our opinion, the best American varieties are Cosmic Charlie, Dark Star and Physical Graffiti.
Michael Gorelov
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