Pink Panther Dragon Fruit is a hybrid variety that comes from Hylocereus setaceus and H. Guatemalensis. It likely gets its name for its bright colored flesh. The fruit has a nice balance of acidity and sweetness and is quite refreshing chilled.
Dragon Fruit variety “Pink Panther” Has a small to medium sized red / pink fleshed fruit, sweet and juicy, produces good quantity of fruit from large mature sized plants, self pollinating. Good grower, high production and excellent taste, only downside to this variety is somewhat smaller sized fruit but produces many in abundance.
The average sweetness scores a rating of 19 on a Brix scale. This variety is self-pollinating and will set fruit on its own. The pollen is a great source when crossing with other varieties. This variety grows well and is a very stable grower.
|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 time:||Late spring / early summer / mid-summer / late summer / early fall|
|Bloom characteristics:||Flowers are fragrant|
|Danger:||Plant has spines or sharp edges, use extreme caution when handling|
|Seed collecting:||Allow unblemished fruit to ripen / clean and dry seeds|
|Regional:||This plant is said to grow outdoors in Orlando, Florida|
|Outside color:||Red / Pink|
|Size:||H: 6'-20' |
|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|
One of the reasons why this dragonfruit has become so popular is its nutritional value. The fruit is low in calories but high in fiber, making it an excellent choice for those looking to maintain a healthy weight. It is also a good source of vitamin C, iron, and calcium, which are essential for maintaining a healthy body.
Growing this fruit requires a warm and humid climate. The plant thrives in well-drained soil and requires regular watering. It is also important to protect the fruit from direct sunlight, as this can cause the skin to crack.
Pink Panther is a self-pollinating pink-purple flesh variety that produces 0.5 lb fruits. A must-have for all hobbyists, this variety is a heavy producer once mature and a fantastic source of pollen. We recommend choosing this variety if you live in a climate that is unfavorable to pitaya.
If this sort can’t make it in your planting zone, none will. This variety is identical to Sugar Dragon (S-8) aside from flesh color where S-8 has red flesh and Pink Panther has pink-purple flesh.