Poipu wild dragon fruit

Poipu dragon fruit dragon fruit

Poipu wild (also sometimes called Poipu paradise) is a wild variety of dragon fruit with very sweet white flesh. The fruit is very prickly. But unlike most varieties with prickles, it does not fall off as the fruit matures.


This variety is a wild Dragon fruit found on the cliffs of Poipu beach in Hawaii. The fruit shares very similar characteristics like Sugar Dragon and the only difference is the flesh color.

Genus: Hylocereus
Plant type: Cacti
Outside color: Red
Pulp color: White
Brix: 19
Weight: 0.25-0.75 lbs
Taste: Good flavor
Soil pH: Neutral
Exposure: Full sun to shade
Water: Little water
Soil: Rich organic matter plus sand
Flavor: 5 out of 5
Appearance: 5 out of 5
Fruit production: 3 out of 5
Home planting: 3 out of 5
Commercial planting: 2 out of 5

That’s what my acquaintances think. Sugar Dragon has red flesh while this Poipu Wild has white flesh. For me, there is a much more similar variety, Baby Cerrado. They are very similar in appearance and flesh color.

A friend of mine from Hawaii discovered this variety living on the island where many wild pitahaya grows freely.


In conclusion, Poipu wild dragonfruit is an amazing and unique delicacy. From its interesting origins in Hawaii to its unique taste, this wild dragon fruit is sure to become a favorite among fruit lovers around the world. With its health benefits and its delicious flavor, you can’t go wrong by trying out this incredible fruit.

Poipu wild ripe dragon fruit photo


What is dragon fruit in Hawaiian?
The plant that makes dragon fruit is called pitaya or pitahaya. The fruit itself is also called pitaya. In Hawaiian it is known as paniniokapunahou or papipi pua.
Which month is good for dragon fruit?
Fresh dragonfruit is most common in the summer, from June to September. Most varieties are at their best in August and September. However, some Selenecereus megalanthus varieties bear fruit from November to February, which is winter.
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