Dragon fruit are also know as Pitaya and are a climbing epiphtic cactus that produce interesting looking fruit in warm climates where there is a long warm growing season.
The flowers are large and come in either red or white which determines the colour of the flesh of the fruit (I believe) and they flower at night hence no photo.
|As you can see it is very dry here at the moment so these make|
the perfect fruit for this type of weather.
We grew ours from a cutting and it has taken 3 years to fruit so we are glad it finally did. It takes 40 days for the fruit to mature and once they do it is best to chill them overnight then consume immediately.
The flesh in ours is white (they come with red flesh too) and they are dotted with small seed similar to the size you would find in kiwi fruit. The taste is hard to describe but it is sweet, crisp and very refreshing. Perfect in the heat of the summer.
It has been so hot this year that my raspberries have barely survived just look at how sorry they are looking. I know there will be no crop this year but I am giving them some love in hope that they might recover for an autumn crop.
Do you have any interesting or unusual plants growing at your place?