Dragon Fruit, White 'Vietnamese Jaina' (Hylocereus undatus)

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The tropical white-fleshed Vietnamese Jaina Dragon Fruit is a most excellent variety of the fruiting cactus vine.  It has great drought, pest, disease, sun and shade tolerance and exceptional flavor.  It will grow great in a container and/or on a trellis.   The fruits are oval in shape, and on average weigh almost one pound and are five inches in length. 

Dragon Fruit, is a cactus native to parts of South America. It is known locally as Pitahaya. The cactus is an ornamental climbing vine, that features a large and impressive flower. The name Dragon Fruit comes from the fact that the bright yellow fruit bear thorns. It's flesh is snow white.

Dragon Fruit plants are self pollinating and easily grown.  The bloom at night. Although Dragon Fruit plants thrive in loose, sandy, well-draining soils, keep in mind they require certain nutrient requirements to thrive and produce decent fruit. The best soil for these plants is a high moisture soil with lots of humus. 

Plant Type: 
Fruiting Cactus Vine

Harvest Season: 
Ripe late Fall - early Spring for Yellow, Red, and White varieties

Mature Size: 
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.

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun, Part Shade in warmer climates 

Self-Fertile: 
They can be either self-pollinating, self-fertile or self-sterile, depending on the variety.

Growth Rate:
Medium

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 9-11 (frost protection until established); Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation: 
Our Dragon Fruit is grown from seed and is capable of fruiting within 2 years. 

Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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How to Grow White Dragon Fruit

Plant Type: Fruiting Cactus Vine 

Harvest Season: Blooms will occur from Summer - Fall, but they will only bloom for one night each year. Fruit forms 30-50 days after flowering.  Harvest when skin color changes from bright green to pink.

Mature Size: Stems can reach up to 20 ft long.

Soil & Moisture: A well draining, sandy soil. Water only when soil dries out completely

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade in warmer climates

Zone Hardiness: 9-11