The Yellow Thai Dragon Fruit (it is also sometimes called Thai Gold) is a cross between Selenicereus megalanthus and Hylocereus undatus. It is a self-pollinating, very fertile cultivar that can produce fruit without human assistance.
The sweetest pitaya we have ever raised. The fruits produced by the Yellow Tail Thai Dragon Fruit are reddish-orange with yellowish tips and contain white, tasty, and sweet meat. Yellow Tail Thai is a great self-pollinating type with a somewhat high yield, tiny stature, and an average weight of 0.7 to 1.0 pounds.
The flavor is delicately sweet and has a citrus aftertaste. On a hot summer day, it reminded me of a gentle pink lemonade that is rather refreshing.
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When ripe, the fruit’s exterior skin is a thick, soft pink tint with yellow fins. Long thorns are typically present at the base of the fruit, which is likely due to the presence of Hylocereus megalanthus in the parentage. The whitish flesh contains little, gritty seeds.
From flower bud to flower, it takes 23 days, and from flower to fruit, another 60 days. This process began throughout the summer and continued into the fall.
This plant requires winter protection, but can tolerate warm summers. The flowers are self-pollinating and extremely prolific; no pollination by hand is required.
This type is advantageous in that it grows and generates branches rapidly. This cultivar develops approximately 1.5 times faster than red variants. In around 12 to 14 months, you will have a large number of branches and sub-branches with fruit.
In conclusion, Thai Gold pitahaya is a delicious and nutritious fruit sort that is worth trying. Its sweet and juicy flesh, along with its nutritional value and versatility, make it an excellent choice for maintaining a healthy diet. If you haven’t tried Yellow Thai dragon fruit yet, it’s definitely worth giving it a try!