Scott’s Purple dragon fruit

Scott’s Purple dragon fruit dragon fruit

Scott’s Purple is an indigenous Australian hybrid cultivar. It is a strong cultivar that thrives in Sydney’s climate. This variety yields red-fleshed fruits of average to big size. After being refrigerated, the fruit tastes fantastic and is really sweet.


As we say, Scott’s Purple is a fruit with red flesh. It originated in Australia, where it was bred. Very Hardy, disease-resistant cultivar that can tolerate summer’s full sun. Self-pollinating variety. Medium-sized, dark red fleshed, pink-skinned fruit with green fins.

Despite its name, the flesh of Scott’s Purple is dark red (or crimson). This variety is an Australian-bred cultivar with a rapid growth rate. It produces fruits of medium to big size with a highly sweet flavor (19-21 brix) and a hint of raspberry flavor with undertones of watermelon.

Plant type:

Fruiting cactus vine
Soil & moisture:

A well draining, sandy soil. Water only when soil dries out completely.
Light requirements:Full Sun, part shade in warmer climates
Outside color:Pink
Pulp color:Dark red
Taste:Very sweet
Flavor:5 out of 5
Appearance:5 out of 5
Growing:4 out of 5
Home planting:3 out of 5
Commercial planting:4 out of 5

This fruit contains a negligible amount of acidity and is not at all sour. Despite having similar to kiwi seeds that are delicious and crisp, this fruit has a nice aftertaste. This variety is my sweetest red dragon fruit cultivar. It has very long fins that contribute to its appealing appearance.

In order for this variety to produce fruit, it must be cross-pollinated with a different dragon fruit variety. The ideal pollinator is the pink-skinned, white-fleshed dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus) that blooms at the same time, in midsummer. However, any other dragon cultivar that blooms simultaneously would suffice.

This sort require a substantial support to ascend and hang over their flowers. As jungle cacti, they prefer regular watering as long as the water drains swiftly from the stem. They favor fertile soil and pelletized chicken dung as a monthly feed. Provide extra potassium (potash of sulphate) during flowering to promote fruit development.


Scotts Purple is a brand-new hybrid with purple flesh and a honey-like flavor. Normal-appearing plant with a few minute thorns in the hollows of the scalloped lobes. Simple to harvest. Not self-pollinating. Medium, pink-skinned fruit with purple-red meat and black seeds. I rate Scott’s purple as a great variety and the best Australian variety I’ve tasted.

Scott’s Purple ripe dragon fruit photo


What does it mean if my dragon fruit is purple?
The purple/red pitahaya is sweeter than the white type (with the exception of the yellow variety), but less sweet than the yellow variety.
Is there a nutritional distinction between red and white dragon fruit?
This distinction is undeniably present. You may already be aware of this regarding other fruits, but the redder the fruit, the more antioxidants it contains. In other words, red-fleshed pitaya typically contains more antioxidants.
What other sorts of dragonfruits are grown in Australia?
The following varieties are also produced in this country: Australian Gold and Aztec gem.
Michael Gorelov
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