How to Grow Dragon Fruit
Have you seen a weird-looking exotic pink fruit at the supermarket or grocer? It’s oval with green-yellow ‘scales’ or wings on the skin. You may be surprised to find that this strange fruit is dragon fruit. You may have even had it before, as it is popular in Acai bowls and fruit salads. Depending on the species, the inner flesh can be white, red or pink-purple, and peppered with small, black edible seeds. This mildly sweet fruit can be expensive to buy, often fetching prices as high as $20/kg! It certainly pays to grow your own; and if you live in a warm frost-free zone, you can.
Full sun, protected from strong winds
Very well drained soil
2-3 years from cuttings, 5-7 years from seed
Early summer to mid-autumn