Dragon Bake-apple Care

Dragon Fruit or Pitahaya usually refers to the variously-colored bake-apple of the Hylocerus. Pitaya usually refers to the chicken bake-apple of the Stenocerus. Both plants are close cacti. The Pitaya is usually actual dank and acerb while the Pitahaya is generally sweeter. The arrangement is frequently compared to that of the kiwi fruit.


 Variety About

American Beauty

Hylocereus guatemalensis

  • Medium, blush fruit
  • Self-fertile

Edgar's Baby


  • Large, red fruit


Hylocereus purpusii

  • Medium, red fruit

Vietnamese Jaina

Hylocereus undatus

  • Large, whiter fruit
  • Self-fertile
  • Semi-sweet 

Yellow Dragon

Selenicereus megalanthus

  • Self-fertile
  • One of the tastiest varieties


  • Watering: Overwatering or boundless condensate can account the flowers to bead and bake-apple to rot. If overwatering occurs over an continued period, it can account crumbling bake-apple to breach on the branch. 
  • Hardiness: Dragon Bake-apple can abide temperatures up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit but can additionally booty actual abbreviate periods of frost. Dragon Bake-apple is able in USDA zones 10-11 and bottomward to area 9 if adequate from frost.
  • Height: The boilerplate complete acme of accouterment is 3 to 20 feet. 
  • Growing conditions: Dragon Bake-apple loves abounding sun and rich, well-drained soil.

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