White Vietnamese Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit is fast become a popular home garden fruit variety. This is an exotic looking fruit with white flesh that has black seeds that pepper the flesh. The flavor has hints of Kiwi and pear with a sweet but mild flavor. The flesh has a firm but smooth texture, that is great fresh eating or blended into a smoothie.
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Item #White Vietnamese Dragon Fruit.
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USDA ZONES: 12-9 Outdoors
 
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Is This Plant Self Pollinating?

White Vietnamese Dragon Fruit requires a pollenizer. You must plant one of these trees nearby (within about 50') for the tree to produce a crop of fruit.

Description

Selenicereus undatus

Dragon fruit is fast become a popular home garden fruit variety. This is an exotic looking fruit with white flesh that has black seeds that pepper the flesh. The flavor has hints of Kiwi and pear with a sweet but mild flavor. The flesh has a firm but smooth texture, that is great fresh eating or blended into a smoothie. The health benefits of the Dragon Fruit are low fat, high if vitamin C along with Iron and Magnesium. The fruit also has a fair amount antioxidants. Native to Mexico, and Central and South America, the Dragon fruit does require some winter protection in zone 9 or grow them in a container it the colder zone to bring them into protected areas during the winter.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
White
Ripens:
-
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun/Partial Shade
Water Needs:
regular water/drought tolerant
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 7
Tree Size:
Dragon fruit should be grown on a trellis and maintained to not become over burdened with fruit limbs. So pruning as the plant grows is important. The Dragon Fruit grows more like a vine and when planted in the ground can grow 10 to 20 feet tall and 5 to 10 feet wide.
Years to Bear:
4
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 40° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
12 - 9
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
200 -
Size & Spacing

Dragon fruit should be grown on a trellis and maintained to not become over burdened with fruit limbs. So pruning as the plant grows is important. The Dragon Fruit grows more like a vine and when planted in the ground can grow 10 to 20 feet tall and 5 to 10 feet wide.

8 to 10 Feet on Center

Planting & Care
Dragon Fruit requires well drained soil, the plant is not particularly fussy about soil but prefers sandy when planted in the ground. The plant is sensitive to the hot afternoon sun in hot dry climates, can tolerate a bit of shade from the hottest afternoon sun. The plants are heavy feeders and benefit from numerous applications of a balanced fertilizer the first few seasons. Once established the need to feed goes down to twice a year. the need to prune the Dragon Fruit is important to keep the plant from over growing and shading out older limbs making them less productive and opening them to the possibility of disease.
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