Dragon Fruit




Joyner Red, Pitaya White Fruit


Medicinal benefits: The high levels of vitamin C found in dragon fruit can give the body’s immune system a boost while also stimulating the activity of other antioxidants. The presence of high level of vitamin C, minerals, and pytoalbumin is involved in fighting free radicals and possessing antioxidant properties
USDA Hardiness Zones: 9b-11
Chill Hours: –
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: –
Blooming Season: Early Spring-Fall. Blooms at night.
Ripening Season: May have up to 4 fruiting cycles per year
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: Fruits contain white flesh
Full Size: Fast grower, sprawling for a 20 year life cycle
Cold Tolerance: Does not tolerate cold
Light Requirements: Afternoon shade preferrable
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Water regularly without allowing soil to dry out.
Soil & Site Requirements: Growing in containers or in the ground typically requires support with posts or a surface to adhere to and climb on.
Links: How to plant dragon fruits: http://dragonfruitplants.com/how-to-grow-dragon-fruit-plants.html


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