This type comes from Mexico, as the name suggests. Growth is typical for H. undatus. This plant grows quickly, self-pollinates, and makes a lot of seeds.
The species undatus is in the genus Hylocereus, which is where the Mexicana Dragon Fruit comes from. The 1- to 1.5-pound fruits have bright pink skin and white insides. This fruit really stands out. The average brix score of the fruit is 15, and it has a nice acidity aftertaste.
|Skin color:||Bright red|
|Days to harvest:||~32-40|
|Weather tolerance:||4 out of 5|
|Fruit production:||4 out of 5|
|Flavor:||5 out of 5|
|Growing:||4 out of 5|
Once the flower is pollinated, it takes about 32 days for the fruit to be ready to pick. This type of plant grows very well and can also pollinate itself. Because of these two things, it’s a great plant for beginners to grow.
- Fruits have white flesh and a pinkish red skin. They look nice and have long bracts;
- It was brought to Mexico from Nicaragua;
- Fruit oblong, big, 552 g, skin pinkish red, thin, flesh very firm, white, with many small black seeds;
- 14.04 – 15 Brix;
- It is recommended to plant it in small pots of maximum 10 cm diameter with a very draining soil for easy and quick rooting;
- 40 days from bloom to harvest in Southern California. Harvest very concentrated, mid-July to mid-October;
- Plant has thin but wide, long, triangular stems with 3 clear ridges. Mature stems are green with a brown, hard stripe on the ridges. Areoles have 3–5 conic spines that are the same size and arranged in a triangular pattern. Segment between areoles is convex and 53.3 mm long;
- Pitaya mexicana can handle both cold and heat well, but it usually doesn’t do well in cold, damp conditions. It’s good for both growing in your backyard and growing for sale.
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Mexicana Dragon – Hylocereus undatus. The medium-sized to large fruits have pink skin and white flesh. This variety is self-fertile and doesn’t need to be pollinated by hand. Great for people just starting out.