Dragon Fruit 'Edgar's Baby' (Hylocereus stenopterus x Hylocereus Guatemalensis)Regular price $17.95
'Edgar's baby' dragon fruit is a new hybrid variety created by Edgar Valdiva, a fruit cultivator who felt this particular variety of dragon fruit held a special quality worthy of his namesake. A member of the Cactaceae family, it is a fruit cactus vine related to the Pitaya as well as the White Vietnamese Dragon Fruit and bears native roots in South America.
Once the cactus vine reaches around 5 feet, the plant will begin to produce green, medium-sized blossoms that grow into green-skinned fruit with dark-fuchsia flesh. To best know when to pick, keep track of when your flowers open, because ripening typically takes roughly 32 days thereafter. The inside of the fruit hosts sweet, tangy flesh containing lycopene antioxidants and a terrific flavor. Find yourself a good trellis, and watch this gorgeous vine blossom into a terrific treat!
It prefers well-drained, loose sandy cactus mix. A well draining, sandy soil. Water only when soil dries out completely. is self-sterile and needs cross-pollination. Fruit is in season late-summer to fall. On average, it will grow 4-6 feet but can grow up to 20 feet. Enjoys full sun and part shade.
Fruiting Cactus Vine
Ripe late Fall - early Spring for Yellow, Red, and White varieties
Thick fleshy stems can reach up to 20 ft.
Soil & Moisture:
Well-drained, loose sandy cactus mix. A well draining, sandy soil. Water only when soil dries out completely.
Full Sun, Part Shade in warmer climates
They can be either self-pollinating, self-fertile or self-sterile, depending on the variety.
Outdoors 9-11 (frost protection until established); Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Our Dragon Fruit is grown from seed and is capable of fruiting within 2 years.