The Red Crystal dragon fruit variety is a hybrid of the Hylocereus cactus, which is native to Taiwan (some experts claim that it was bred in China). This variety is known for its vibrant red/pink skin and sweet, juicy deep purple flesh. This sort is a popular choice among farmers and consumers alike for its unique appearance and delicious taste.
Red Crystal Dragonfruit is a rather delicate variety with low tolerance to the negative external environment, so for the best growth, increased attention and certain care will be required. It takes an average of 2 months from bud to flowering and 42–45 days from flowering to harvest.
|Preferred climate:||Tropical, subtropical|
|Outside color:||Red or pink|
|Pulp color:||Deep purple|
|Sun:||Full to part sun|
|Water requirements:||Little watering|
|Time to fruit / flower / harvest:||2-3 years|
|Preferred soil type:||Perfect drainage|
|Soil pH:||Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)|
|Flavor:||5 out of 5|
|Appearance:||5 out of 5|
|Production:||3 out of 5|
It’s a climbing cactus, so it’ll need something to climb, like a trellis or a fence, to reach its full height. Roughly four to six months after blossoming, the fruit is ready for harvest. The fruit may be consumed in its natural state, or prepared in several ways such as smoothies, jams, and sweets.
The high concentration of the anthocyanin eugenol gives the pitaya its distinctively red skin, one of its defining features. This hue comes from certain pigments, which are also antioxidant powerhouses.
Red Crystal dragon fruits are rich in many essential nutrients, including vitamins C, B1, and B2, as well as minerals like calcium and phosphorus. Because of its low calorie and fat content, it is a good option for dieters.
The Red Crystal pitahaya is an exotic and tasty kind of dragon fruit, well-known for its bright red skin and sweet, juicy meat. It’s a win-win for both farmers and shoppers since it’s low-maintenance and nutrient-dense.