The Makisupa Pitaya or Makisupa Dragon Fruit is a hybrid variety that comes from the cross between Hylocereus undatus and Hylocereus polyrhizus. It is an excellent red-fleshed fruit with a sweet, slightly astringent flavor. The fruit is attractive, medium to large in size, with short green fins around the reddish-pink surface of the fruit.
H. undatus x H. polyrhizus are the two species that make up Makisupa Dragon Fruit. The Dragonfruit variety is a great fruit with red flesh that tastes sweet and a little bit sour. The reddish-pink surface of the fruit is pretty, and short green fins are wrapped around it.
|Skin color:||Light pink|
|Flesh color:||Red / dark pink|
|Taste:||Sweet and tangy|
|Flavor:||4 out of 5|
|Appearance:||4 out of 5|
|Fruit production:||5 out of 5|
|Home planting:||4 out of 5|
|Commercial planting:||4 out of 5|
This variety has medium-sized to large fruit that can weigh up to 1.25 pounds and has an average brix rating of 15. Maki Supa is thought to be self-fertile, but I had to cross it to get fruit to grow. The stems are three-sided and meaty, and the ribs have small spines on them.
Very productive, this cultivar flowers in abundance, so if quantity is what you’re looking for, look no further. Its extra-large yellow-white flowers, measuring about 15cm, are irresistible to moths, bees, bats, and hummingbirds. Blooms all summer, fruit develops after flowering and ripens in fall.
Pitaya can be planted either directly in the ground or in large pots. In soil prepared with a well-drained substrate enriched with organic matter. In full sun or where it receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily.
The whole weight of a Makisupa dragon dragon fruit can reach 400-550 grams! The short, green fins that wrap around the pink or red skin of the fruit are a characteristic feature of this variety. The Makisupa pitaya is another dragon species that is very fertile and can easily adapt to the growing conditions and soils.
This variety can have up to 4 fruiting cycles per year, but for good cross-pollination, we always recommend having no more than 3 cycles per year. But it’s just a suggestion.