Tempt your taste buds with Condor Dragonfruit! This rare variety is a cross between a Nicaraguan and Guatemalan Pitahaya and it's the star of the Southern California Pitaya Festival. Its bright purple flesh and light green & pink hued skin looks just as delicious as it tastes - sweet, juicy and full of flavor with an average brix rating of 19. So come on, let your taste buds do the talking and go wild for this showstopper!
This sweet and juicy dragonfruit, is definitely worth getting your claws on! It's got a gorgeous look with its striking light green and pink hues, plus a sweet, refreshing taste that'll leave your taste buds soaring. Plus, it's large enough to feed the whole flock (weighing 1 to 1.5 pounds!) – so dive in!
ABOUT THIS PLANT
Botanic Name: Hylocereus guatemalensis
Common Names: S8, Sugar Dragon,
Native to: South America
Recommended Size for Container Growing: 15 gallon pot
Hardiness Zone: 9 to 10
Fruiting Season: Late spring to early fall
Growth Structure: Vining Cactus that requires trellising. Dragonfruit must climb up and then hang down to fruit.
Fertility Preference: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Water Preference: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Despite being a cactus, dragonfruit requires high fertility soil and regular watering. Dress soil with plenty of compost after watering or grow in a 15 gallon pot with rich potting soil. Water regularly, otherwise dragonfruit will not grow or set fruit. It is important to provide it with a trellis for support. This will help with flower production and fruit set.