Tropicana dragon fruit

Tropicana dragon fruit dragon fruit

In this thread, I’d like to give some facts about the Tropicana type of dragon fruit (also called Rix). I must inform you immediately that there is very little information. If I have more information, I will add to this topic.


Tropicana is a hybrid Dragon Fruit variety from the Hylocereus genus. The species is a rapid grower. The fruit can attain a maximum weight of 900 grams. The flavor is quite sweet and registers 20 to 21 BRIX on a refractor meter.

Taste:Very sweet
Time to fruit / flower / harvest:2-3 years
Pollination:Self sterile (needs cross pollination to set fruit)
Skin color:
Flesh color:

Grown from: Cutting, seeds
Max height (when in the ground with good conditions): 2-5 m
Suitability in pots:Yes
Water requirements:Drought hardy (little watering)
Is it a dwarf fruit tree:Can be pruned to 2 m
Sun or shade: 50-80%
Preferred soil type: Perfect drainage (sand / volcanic), good drainage
Soil pH:Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)
Flavor:5 out of 5
Appearance:5 out of 5
Home planting:4 out of 5
Commercial planting:4 out of 5
Growth rate:4 out of 5
Fruit production:4 out of 5
Weather tolerance:4 out of 5

When the plant is immature, it produces few fruits, but after it matures, it will be able to produce numerous. Self-sterile, the plant requires cross-pollination to produce fruit. The fruit is quite good and has a pleasant level of sweetness.


In conclusion, I would like to say that this variety of dragonfruit is our favorite. In our personal evaluation, it would have gotten all 10 out of 10 if not for the fact that it is self-sterile. It’s really close to perfect because of its rich flavor, fruit weight, and plant growth rate.

Tropicana ripe dragon fruit photo


Is pitahaya a fruit?
Dragonfruit, also known as pitaya or strawberry pear, is a tropical fruit distinguished by its bright red exterior and sweet, seed-studded pulp.
How do you eat dragon fruit?
When ready to consume, peel and chop it into parts. The flesh is consumed while the skin is discarded, similar to an avocado. Additionally, you could cut it in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon or melon baller. Dragon fruit is best consumed raw, however, like other fruits, it can also be grilled.
Do you refrigerate dragon fruit?
Similar to other fruits, these can be kept at room temperature for several days if they are uncut. After slicing your dragon fruit, consume it immediately or refrigerate it for a day or so until it begins to brown.
Anna Gorelova
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