This variety is named for a lake in Guatemala that lies high among Central American volcanoes. It is a medium to large sized fruit.
Dragon Fruit variety originated in Guatemala among Central American volcanoes. This variety has large flowers that bloom in early summer season. Lake Atitlan (also called The Red Dragon of Lake Atitlan and Hylocereus polyrhizus hybrid) is known to be self pollinating and requires no hand pollination required.
|Tolerant:||Heat, humidity, wilt resistant|
|Soil:||Average - well-drained|
|Sun exposure:||Full sun|
|Flavor:||4 out of 5|
|Appearance:||4 out of 5|
|Fruit production:||3 out of 5|
|Home planting:||3 out of 5|
|Commercial planting:||3 out of 5|
Pitahaya produces a medium to large fruit with a red flesh. The flesh has a great balance of sweet and sour flavors, average weight 0.75-1 Lbs. and Brix reported at 16-18. Climbing vine grows well in dry areas. Other than some occasional pruning, this variety requires very little maintenance. It is best used for garnish or in combination with other juices.
Lake Atitlan Red dragonfruit variety comes from the genus Hylocereus and the species polyrhizus. This variety is named after a lake in Guatemala that lies high among Central American volcanoes. It is a medium to large-sized fruit typically weighing 340 to 680 grams. The skin is pinkish – red with green fins. The flesh is red and very flavorful having both a sweet and tangy taste. This fruit scores a brix rating between 16.5 to 18.