The Palora fruit is a dragon fruit that is yellow and has white, juicy flesh. The fruit is sweet and in high demand all over the world. Many people say it’s the sweetest fruit they’ve ever had.
Palora (It is also sometimes called Amazona, Amazonian or Amazon) is a type of Dragon Fruit that comes from the Selenicereus genus and the megalanthus species. It gets its name from the town in Ecuador, South America, called Palora (comes from the Ecuadorian Amazon of Morona-Santiago Province), where it is grown commercially.
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This variety is a lot like its close relative Yellow Dragon, also known as Columbiana, except that it grows faster, the plant is less delicate, and the fruit is more than twice as big.
Ecuadorian Palora Yellow grows in long segments that can be up to four feet long each. Each of the three edges has spines that are about the same size. When they are on the vine, they have spines all over them. But compared to Yellow Dragon, they have about half as many spins, and the fruit is two to three times as big (on average they weigh about 1-1.5 Lbs).
Don’t worry about the thorns on the fruit. When the fruit is ready to be picked, they quickly brush themselves off. The growth is olive to dark green, and as we’ve already said, it grows quickly.
Megalanthus species have flowers that look like bells and smell very good. When fully open, the flowers are about 14 inches across. At 10 PM, blooms are fully open and fill the air with a sweet scent. From bud to flower took 40 days, and this type of flower can reproduce itself. Don’t water too much, and keep frost away.
It has a sweeter taste than most dragon fruits. This sort tastes sweet and fruity, like juicy fruit candy, and has a Brix of 22–24. This fruit has a lot of sucrose and fructose in it.
|Nutrient||Amount per||% Daily 100 g|
|Value Water||87 g||NA|
|Protein||1.1 g||2.1 %|
|Carbohydrates||11.0 g||3.4 %|
|Fiber||3 g||12 %|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||0.04 mg||2.7 %|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||0.05 mg||2.9 %|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||0.16 mg||0.8 %|
|Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)||20.5 mg||34.2 %|
|Calcium (Ca)||8.5 mg||0.9 %|
|Iron (Fe)||1.9 mg||10.6 %|
|Phosphorus (P)||22.5 mg||2.3 %|
|Zinc (Zn)||0.38 mg||3.45 %|
Growing and care tips
When the seedlings are 5 cm tall, they can already be put against a wooden post and allowed to grow up it. Put a wooden plant stake into the ground about two to three inches away from the plant. As the plant grows, you can tie it to the stake with gardening tape, so it stays in place.
- Watering: Dragon fruit won’t grow if it gets too much water (it will rot), but it does need more water than the average cactus. The suggestion is to water low to medium.
- Temperature: Palora Ecuador doesn’t do well in temperatures below 35°F. Keep them in pots to protect them from the cold.
- Soil: They do best in full sun and warmer temperatures with soil that drains well.
Put the plant somewhere that gets direct sunlight for most of the day. Dragonfruit has branches that can grow up to 20 feet long. The best place to grow them is in zones 10–11.
The fruit is yellow and has spines all over it. When the fruit is ready to be picked, the spines can be brushed off quickly and easily. The flesh is white, and the seeds are crunchy.