Thomson G2 purple dragon fruit

Thomson G2 purple dragon fruit dragon fruit

The fruits made by the Thomson G2 Dragon Fruit plant are red with green tips and have purple (pink) flesh that is tasty and sour. This is a great variety with a medium yield that often needs to be pollinated to set fruit.


Paul Thomson first found the Thomson G2 dragonfruit variety and made a copy of it. This plant can’t make seeds on its own, so it needs to be pollinated by a different kind. It makes a large, sweet, and tasty fruit that weighs between 1 and 2 pounds. Stems are strong, but they will burn in the sun, though they rarely get hurt for good.

Genus: Hylocereus
Plant type: Cactus
Self-pollinating: No
Skin color: Pink
Flesh color: Purple
Taste: Sweet aromatic taste
USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 13 (> 60 °F)
Soil pH: Neutral
Water: Medium (2-3 times weekly during dry months when established)
Sunlight: Partial shade, full sun
Aspect: South-facing
Flavor: 5 out of 5
Appearance: 4 out of 5
Production: 3 out of 5
Home planting: 3 out of 5
Commercial planting: 3 out of 5

Like many Guatemalan varieties, this one blooms early and keeps making lots of fruit well into the fall. Even though it doesn’t like the sun and can’t reproduce on its own, the large, sweet, and attractive fruit make it worth the trouble. To prove this, the average brix rating of the fruit is 18, and some of the bigger fruits have a brix rating of 20. Not to be confused with G1 (which has a white flesh color)


One of the kinds I like best. Good size fruit. >18 for Brix. Good balance between sour and sweet.

Thomson G2 white dragon fruit


What is G2 purple dragon fruit?
Thomson G2 Dragon Fruit, also called Thomson Guatemalan–2 Dragon Fruit, comes from the Hylocereus genus and the guatemalensis species. This variety is a copy of one that Paul Thomson first found. This plant can't reproduce on its own, so it needs a pollinator.
How many times a year does a dragon fruit flower?
From July to October, flowers will bloom, but only for one night each year. After the plant blooms, it will start to make fruit. One plant can make fruit for 20 to 30 years, so if you plant one, get ready for a lot of dragon fruit.
How long does it take a dragon fruit cutting to produce fruit?
Leave the treated piece of stem in a dry, shady place for 7-8 days. After that time, dip the cutting in a root hormone and plant it right in the garden or in a container with soil that drains well. Cuttings will grow quickly and might bear fruit 6–9 months after they are made.
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