Sour Patch Watermelon (it is also called Sour Patch Kids or South Patch) is a rare dragon fruit variety with rich pink flesh.
It is common to observe Sour Patch Watermelon dragon fruits dangling from trees, fences, and buildings where the tall, thin, vining cactuses that bear them have taken root. This pitahaya variety is nearly indistinguishable from the white-fleshed type from the outside. The oblong, colorful fruits can reach a one and a half pounds in weight and measure around 10 centimeters in length.
|Scientific name:||Hylocereus guatemalensis|
|Plant type:||Cacti and houseplants|
|Growing zone:||9B, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B|
|Skin color:||Red or pink|
|Height / length:||Mature Height 5-10 FT (2-3 m)|
|Mature width:||9-11 FT|
|Bloom season:||Summer, Fall|
|Sun requirement / light:||Full to partial sun, exposure to the south, east, or west|
|Color of flower:||White|
|Water:||Little water needed once established|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize in spring with a well-balanced fertilizer|
|Pruning:||Prune as needed to control growth and spread|
|Soil type:||Well drained|
|Climate:||Continental, humid continental, humid subtropical, Mediterranean, temperate|
|Weather tolerance:||3 out of 5|
|Fruit production:||3 out of 5|
Their skin is pink to magenta in color and has the appearance of succulent, fleshy scales that overlap one another, leaving little, green-tipped protrusions along its length. With an average skin thickness of just 3 mm, the fruit’s high flesh-to-rind ratio is made possible by its slender form.
The chemical betacyanin is responsible for the brilliant pink flesh of this sort; it is also found in beets and prickly pear fruit. The pulp is similar to that of a kiwi fruit, and it contains tiny black seeds that can be eaten. This sort is sweet and mildly acidic.
In conclusion, the South Patch Watermelon dragon fruit is an amazing hybrid of two sweet fruits. It has a unique flavor that brings out the best of both fruits with its aroma, texture, and color. It’s sure to be a hit among any crowd of fruit lovers! Whether served in salads, on top of desserts, or just as a snack itself, you’re sure to be delighted by the taste of this wonderful creation.