DRAGON FRUIT - DARK STAR
Botanical Name: Selenicereus guatemalensis x undatus
Medium to large sized fruit with red flesh and a mild, sweet grape-like flavor that is most enjoyed when chilled and eaten fresh. This variety is self pollinating. It has long skinny bracts or fins that make it especially attractive. White elaborate flowers bloom only at night. Grow Dragon Fruit in well-drained soils, in full sun to partial shade. Water this cactus regularly and do not allow the soil to dry out between watering.
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Climate Subtropical (#ClimateSubtropical), Climate Tropical (#ClimateTropical), Climber (#Climber), Colour Fruit Skin Red (#ColourFruitSkinRed), Colour Purple Flesh (#ColourPurpleFlesh), Eat Fresh (#EatFresh), Eat Juice (#EatJuice), Eat Smoothie (#EatSmoothie), Feature - Thorny (#Feature-Thorny), Grow Part Sun (#GrowPartSun), Pollination Self Fertile (#PollinationSelfFertile), Size Height 2-5m (#SizeHeight2-5m), Taste Flesh Mild (#TasteFleshMild)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Suitability in Pots
Drought Hardy (Little Watering)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic), Good Drainage
February, March, April, May
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