Dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus). Καλλιεργείται στο Βιετνάμ και θυμίζει τη δική μας αγκινάρα. Εξωτερικά καλύπτεται από εντυπωσιακά ροζ φύλλα, ενώ η σάρκα του έχει λευκό χρώμα και είναι γεμάτη μικρά μαύρα σποράκια. Η γεύση του μοιάζει με αυτήν του πεπονιού ή του κίουι, ενώ ανήκει στην κατηγορία των γλυκών φρούτων. Τρώγεται ωμό ή χρησιμοποιείται κυρίως για την παρασκευή κομπόστας και μαρμελάδας.
DRAGON FRUIT. Truly one of God's wonders!
Pitaya Fruit, Pitahaya Fruit or commonly known as the Dragon fruit is among the most nutritious and wonderful exotic fruits. It is a favorite to many, particularly people of Asian origin. It features a mouth watering light sweet taste, an intense shape and color, not forgetting its outstanding flowers. In addition to being tasty and refreshing, this beautiful fruit boasts of a lot of water and other vital minerals with varied nutritional ingredients.
Round, often red colored fruit with prominent scales. The thin rind encloses the large mass of sweetly flavored white or red pulp and small black seeds. Dragon fruits have fleshy stems reaching from a few inches up to 20ft long (in mature plants). Flowers are ornate and beautiful, and many related species are propagated as ornamentals. Pitahaya plants can have up to 4-6 fruiting cycles per year.
Family: Cactaceae family
Origin: Mexico and South America
Dragon fruit plant is a night flowering vine-like cactus, the beautiful yellowish flower is about 1 foot long and 9 inches wide, bell shaped and very fragrant, they open during the early evening and wilt by daybreak. The fruit is oblong and has unique appearance because of its bright pink to red, green tipped overlapping scales rind. The edible portion is white or red, with hundreds of tiny black seeds. Its taste is sweet and juicy similar to that of pear, kiwi and watermelon. Dragon fruit is now grown commercially in Asia in places like Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Dragon fruit help to lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes. Dragon fruit prevent formation of cancer causing free radicals. Dragon fruit helps moisturize and smoothen skin and decrease bad cholesterol level. Dragon fruit helps improve appetite. Dragon fruit can enhance the body metabolism because of its protein content. Dragon fruit helps improve digestion and reduce fat. Dragon fruit helps maintain the health of the eyes. Dragon fruit helps strengthen the bones and teeth. Dragon fruit helps in tissue development. Dragon fruit promotes healing of cuts and bruise. Dragon fruit helps improve memory.
Seeds / Cuttings
all year round
Light germinator! Just sprinkle on the surface of the substrate + gently press