The flesh of a Maria Rosa is very light pink and can look white at times. Tastes good and isn’t too sweet. Most of these fruits weigh between 0.75 and 1.5 pounds.
Hylocereus undatus and Hylocereus guatemalensis are the parents of the Maria Rosa Dragon Fruit. The way the fruit looks on the outside is a great example. Pitaya usually weighs about a pound and has “hot” red skin with well-defined green fins. The inside has pale pink flesh that tastes a little bit like lemon and is very refreshing.
|Outside color:||Red / Purple|
|Pulp color:||Soft pink|
|Taste:||Resembles a lemon with strawberry|
|Country of origin:||California|
|Exposure:||Full sun to shade|
|Flavor:||5 out of 5|
|Growth rate:||4 out of 5|
|Fruit production:||4 out of 5|
|Home planting:||4 out of 5|
|Commercial planting:||4 out of 5|
|Weather tolerance:||4 out of 5|
The plant grows well on its own and doesn’t need much help. These stems are made up of long, thick pieces with three sides and small spines. This type does best in full sun and usually doesn’t get too much sun damage. From bud to flower is 30 days, and from flower to fruit is another 30 days.
Hylocereus undatus flowers are typical in size, shape, and color. This plant can also reproduce itself, which makes it a great choice for people who are just starting to garden or for commercial growing. When the plant is fully grown, it blooms in the summer.
The Maria Rosa is a cross between H. Undatus and H. Guatemalensis. The flowers can pollinate themselves, but it is always best to do it by hand as well. This helps the fruits grow more and get bigger. The outside of the fruit is red or purple, while the inside is a soft pink color. It tastes like a mix of strawberry and lemon.
The structure of the flesh is firm. This variety is known for its strong, sturdy plants that don’t need much support as they grow. On the other hand, this variety does better than others in full sun. This variety is very productive and has the potential to be sold.