La Verne Pink dragon fruit variety (H. undatus X H. guatemalensis hybrid) an exotic fruit that is becoming increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers around the world. This fruit is a member of the cactus family and is native to Central and South America.
As an avid fan of exotic fruits, I recently had the pleasure of trying the La Verne Pink dragonfruit (It is also sometimes called LaVern or Edna) for the first time. I was immediately drawn to its striking appearance, with a bright pink outer skin and small, green protrusions.
As I cut into the fruit, I was pleasantly surprised by its juicy and refreshing flesh. The flesh was a vibrant shade of pink, with small black seeds scattered throughout. Its flavor was mildly sweet and slightly tart, with a subtle floral undertone that made it truly unique.
|Type:||Succulent epiphytic vining, terrestrial cactus|
|USDA hardiness zone (°F):||8 (10 to 20 °F), 9 (20 to 30 °F), 10 (30 to 40 °F)|
|Water needs:||Medium, even moisture - regular|
|Soil type:||Peat, sand|
|Size:||Height: 6'-20', width: 6'-20'|
|Flavor:||5 out of 5|
|Fruit production:||3 out of 5|
|Appearance:||5 out of 5|
|Home planting:||4 out of 5|
|Commercial planting:||3 out of 5|
It took 20 days for a flower to open from a bud. The flowers are at their biggest a few hours after sunset, when they are fully open. They close a few hours after sunrise. The pink flowers open in July and stay open until the end of the year. The fruits of this variety are perfectly round and weigh about a pound. The flesh is soft and pale pink, and the skin is pink to red with green fins.
This fruit always looks good, with few scars. It took 32 days from the flower to the fruit. The flesh is juicy and firm, with a brix level of 19 on average.
I was particularly impressed by the health benefits of this pitahaya sort. Not only is it low in calories and high in fiber, but it is also packed with vitamins and antioxidants. It’s a great source of vitamin C, which is essential for immune system function, and also contains iron, which is important for maintaining healthy blood.
This variety is also an excellent source of hydration. The fruit is made up of over 80% water, which makes it a great choice for those who are looking to stay hydrated. This can be particularly beneficial for athletes or those who live in hot climates.
Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with the La Verne Pink pitaya. Its striking appearance, delicious flavor, and impressive health benefits make it a fruit that I will definitely be seeking out again in the future.