Kathy Van Arum Dragon Fruit is a hybrid variety of the cactus fruit, scientifically known as H. Stenopterus x H. Undatus. It is one of the three hybrids created by the German hybridizer Eckhard Meier, with the other two varieties being Connie Mayer and Bruni. This fruit is an excellent choice for fruit lovers who like to grow exotic and unique fruits in their gardens.
The Kathy Van Arum dragonfruit plant has a typical Hylocereus appearance with a beautiful purple flower that is self-sterile, meaning cross-pollination is necessary. The fruit is small in size and typically weighs between 0.5 – 0.7 lbs.
|Preferred climate:||Tropical, subtropical|
|Sun:||Full to part sun|
|Water requirements:||Drought hardy (little watering)|
|Time to fruit / flower / harvest:||2-3 years|
|Preferred soil type:||Perfect drainage (sand / volcanic)|
|Soil pH:||Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)|
|Flavor:||5 out of 5|
|Appearance:||5 out of 5|
|Production:||3 out of 5|
One of the most notable features of this pitahaya sort is its light pink flesh, which has a very pleasant taste. The fruit has a fragrant aroma, making it an excellent choice for people who want to grow a plant with a beautiful appearance, delightful smell, and a delicious taste.
Another advantage of growing this fruit is that it can easily adapt to different climates and soil conditions, making it suitable for growing in a wide range of areas, including tropical and subtropical regions. It is a night-blooming cactus that grows well on a burlap wrapped totem, trellis, or tree.
In addition to being a tasty and visually appealing fruit, it is also an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals. It contains a high amount of vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber, making it an ideal choice for people who are health-conscious and want to add more nutritious fruits to their diets.
In conclusion, Kathy Van Arum pitahaya is an excellent choice for gardeners who want to grow a unique and exotic fruit that is visually stunning, fragrant, and delicious. This fruit is adaptable to various growing conditions, making it suitable for a wide range of areas, and is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. Its light pink flesh and fragrant aroma make it an excellent choice for people who want to grow a plant with a beautiful appearance and a delightful taste.