Neon dragon fruit

Neon dragon fruit dragon fruit

Neon variety is an amazing setaceus hybrid that looks like a cross between a voodoo child and a sugar dragon, but grows twice as fast. The stems are a bit thinner than those of most other setaceus, but they are still thick and meaty. Definitely a good variety for both collectors and people who want to grow it.


Neon dragonfruit is a cross between Hylocereus setaceus and a species whose name is not known. This type of plant self-pollinates and is very fertile. Its pollen can be used to cross-pollinate other kinds of pitahaya flowers so that they can make fruit.

Category:Edible fruits, vines and climbers, cactus and succulents, epiphytes
USDA Zone:10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun exposure:Full Sun / sun to partial shade
Water requirements:Water regularly, do not overwater
Propagation methods:From woody stem cuttings / from semi-hardwood cuttings / allow cut surface to callous over before planting / from seed, sow indoors before last frost or direct sow after last frost
Soil pH requirements:6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic);
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral);
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Bloom color:White
Outside color:Red or pink
Pulp color:Magenta flesh
Flavor:5 out of 5
Appearance:5 out of 5
Production:5 out of 5
Home planting:5 out of 5
Commercial planting:5 out of 5

This sort makes a lot of smaller fruits that can weigh up to 0.5 pounds. The pulp of the fruit is reddish and juicy, and it tastes sweet and sour, like a grape. Huge flowers with a diameter of more than 15 inches bloom from early spring to fall. It grows very well and makes a lot of fruit. This is a variety that can handle the cold pretty well. This one bears fruit early in the season. Brix 17-22.


Like its siblings, it has a lot of fruit and can be used to pollinate all other varieties. Its fruits are about half as big as those of the sugar pitaya and weigh about half a pound. Like its name suggests, the flesh is juicy and bright.

Neon ripe dragon fruit photo


Is Neon dragon fruit self-pollinating?
Yes, it is self-pollinating.
Where was this variety bred?
It was bred in the California.
Anna Gorelova
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