“Thomson” – It is a big fruit that can weigh up to 2 pounds. The white pulp has a refreshing flavor and is easy to pull away from the thick rind. This variety can pollinate itself and also makes a lot of fruit. The stems are very thick and have small thorns on all three sides. The huge white flower blooms only come out at night. This kind of plant came from a California tropical nursery.
Thomson G1 Dragon Fruit, also called Thomson Guatemalan-1 dragonfruit, comes from the Hylocereus genus and the guatemalensis species. This variety is a copy of one that Paul Thomson first found. Named after Paul H. Thompson, who worked in California, USA, to cross Dragon Fruit with other fruits.
|Taste:||Aromatic sweet taste|
|Exposure:||Full sun to shade, shade-tolerant|
|Water:||Little water, succulent|
|Soil:||Rich organic matter plus sand|
|Flavor:||4 out of 5|
|Appearance:||4 out of 5|
|Fruit production:||4 out of 5|
|Home planting:||4 out of 5|
|Commercial planting:||4 out of 5|
This plant can make its own seeds, so it doesn’t need a pollinator. It grows sweet, tasty fruits that are between 3/4 and 1.5 pounds and are medium to large in size. Stems are strong, but they will burn in the sun, though they rarely get hurt for good.
Like many Guatemalan varieties, this one blooms early and keeps making lots of fruit well into the fall. Even though it doesn’t do well in the sun, it’s worth it because it has good-tasting, pretty fruit that comes from flowers that can pollinate themselves.
To prove this, the average brix rating of the fruit is 16, and some of the bigger fruits have a brix rating of 19.
Please do not confuse this variety with G2! By the way, Thomson himself also wrote in his book that people often have trouble identifying one variety or the other:
Botanically, it is hard to tell one species from another. There is a lot of confusion in how species are talked about. Flowers and fruits aren’t always talked about. There isn’t enough information about the genus. Identifying them is often hard, and the current works are still missing a lot of information, especially about the color of the pulp.
If you want to learn more about this plant or are planning to grow it, then be sure to read his book. The main chapters cover all of Pitahaya’s gardening needs, including chapters on climate, culture, propagation, pollination, and more. There is a chapter just for species descriptions, and growers who want to sell this fruit will find the chapters on harvesting, propagation, and business to be very helpful.
Paul’s thoughts on the future of the Pitaya as a local crop with international effects bring the book to a close. His observations show that this fruit has a few problems to solve, but that it also has a bright future. Pitahaya is one of those fruits that has been waiting for people to find out about it. Some varieties can taste great, and their looks can be both exotic and attractive.
The Thomson looks like a big dragon fruit. The plant, like all dragons, likes a bit of shade on the ground. The inside of the fruit is white, and it tastes sweet and smells good. Thomson has big, heavy fruit that can weigh between 750 and 900 grams. This variety is sweet and juicy, and it can be eaten like a melon, made into jam, used as a garnish, or blended into a fresh juice smoothie. The pulp is white and is easy to pull away from the skin.
On top of that, this variety is known for how much it produces. So, if you want to eat a lot of fruit, this one is a good choice. The plant can pollinate itself, but if you want a lot of fruit, you should help the plant out and pollinate it by hand.