Royal Red is a variety of dragon fruit native to Thailand. Although there is still fierce debate about its homeland: Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and even India have been also named as its birthplace.
Another debate is whether Royal Red and Royal Blood are one and the same. In contrast to the first question we have the exact answer: they are different.
Royal Red Dragon fruits are exotic tropical fruits that come from the Hylocereus genus. They are in the Cactaceae family. There are many kinds of Red Dragon fruits, but this is the one that is easiest to grow.
|Skin color:||Red / purple|
|Flesh color:||Magenta / dark red|
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|Weather tolerance:||5 out of 5|
|Fruit production:||4 out of 5|
|Flavor:||5 out of 5|
|Growing:||4 out of 5|
The reddish-orange fruits that Royal Red Fruit grows have green tips and dark red flesh that tastes good and has an earthy flavor. Royal Red is a great self-pollinating variety with a medium yield and a size of between 0.75 and 1.75 lb. Easy to grow in a wide range of conditions and soils. The huge, round, 10–16-inch flowers smell great and look beautiful.
It is fast-growing and fruit production is very high. This genus blooms from three to six flowers, and this plant produces a large number of shoots and buds. It takes about 37-42 days from bud to harvest. During the season, flowers and fruits come in several waves. If it is cold where you live, you might want to add a heat pack.
The Polyrhizus variety called “Royal Red” has purple flesh. The fruit of the Pitaya Royal Red usually weighs between 400-800 grams, with an average Brix of 19. It is a self-pollinating and very fertile variety that will fruit on its own. The flavor of the fruits of this variety is excellent. This variety is grown commercially in many countries, and it is similar to the Natural Mystic (not Royal blood sort, as some claim).