Common Name : Dragon Fruit
Botanical Name : Hylocereus sp.
Family : Cactaceae
Origin : Central America
Season : May-December
Damage Temp: : -2oC
Best Temp : 20-38oC
Soil : Any type
Water : Minimum
1st Crop starts from : 18-months
Life Span : 25-30 Years
Major Demand Fruits : Red / White Flesh
Supply to : Local market/Export
This climbing cactus is one of the most beautiful and widespread members of the Cactaceae family. The magnificent night blooming white flowers can be up to 14 inches in diameter. The fruit is most often eaten chilled and cut in half so that the flesh may be spooned out. The juice is used in frozen drinks and it has even been used as a Tropicana Twister flavour. The red fruit are high in lycopene, which is a natural antioxidant that is known to fight cancer and heart disease.