San Ignacio dragon fruit

San Ignacio dragon fruit dragon fruit

San Ignacio is a beautiful Nicaraguan variety with large, sweet fruits that have dark red flesh. The fruit weighs between 1 and 1.5 pounds on average.


The fruit is large, oval, and weighs 552 grams. It has a thick, red skin and red flesh, and the quality is good. It takes 48 days from bloom to harvest in Southern California, and it can be picked from late June to late December or January.

Genus: Hylocereus
Plant type: Cacti
Outside color: Red
Pulp color: Dark Red
Taste: Sweet flavor
Outdoor: Zone 10-11
Patio: Zone 4a-11
Flavor: 5 out of 5
Growth rate: 4 out of 5
Fruit production: 5 out of 5
Home planting: 4 out of 5
Commercial planting: 5 out of 5
Weather tolerance:4 out of 5

The plant’s stems are thick, about the same length, and dark green. There are 6-7 spines on each areole, which are 2–6 mm long, but 4 of them are always bigger than the rest.

Flowers are big, with white petals, a yellow calyx with red edges, bright yellow anthers, and a lime green stigma. They can handle cold and heat a little better than average, grow well in full sun, and have good commercial potential. It has an average taste and comes from Nicaragua.

DNA tests show that this variety is related to Armando. “San Ignacio” is a dragon fruit variety that can pollinate itself.


This type comes from Nicaragua. The flowers pollinate themselves, and the fruit is ready to eat about 48 days after pollination. The skin of the fruit is pink, with dark pink fins, and the inside is a deep red color. The flesh tastes like sweet berries, and the seeds are crunchy. Brix 15-16 and a weight of 1–1.5 lbs.

San Ignacio ripe dragon fruit photo


Does dragon fruit taste like anything?
Dragon fruit tastes like a cross between a kiwi and a pear. It is sweet and slightly sour, with a slightly crunchy texture.
What is dragon fruit called in Mexico?
Dragon fruit is called "fruta del dragón" (pitahaya or pitaya) in Mexico. It's a popular fruit there, and you can find it in many markets and grocery stores.
What can I make with a dragon fruit?
There are many things you can make with a dragon fruit. Some popular options include smoothies, juices, and salads. You can also add dragon fruit to yogurt or oatmeal for a healthy breakfast option.
Michael Gorelov
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