Dragon Fruit (Hylocereus undatus), packet of 30 seeds

$4.95

Family: Cactus (Cactaceae)

Hardy to Zone 10 to 12

Perennial epiphytic or climbing cactus native to Central America. Night-blooming and exotically scented, the flowers of Dragon Fruit can reach more than a foot long and wide.  The fruits are red and free of spines, with a succulent white flesh dotted with the jet black seeds, the flesh being very sweet, edible and delicious, reaching up to 5 inches long.  Cacti may be planted in the ground and trained up a pole and then allowed to droop into a weeping willow shape.  The cacti have a jointed growing habit, best trained to a trellis, wall or tree once the plants attain sufficient size.  To get started, press seeds into surface of composty cactus mix and keep moist, warm and in the light.  Light-dependency is particularly strong in this species–processing moist seeds in a light place will cause them to germinate, so we process and dry in the dark.  Will leave it to you to put them in the light!  Germination is in 2 to 4 weeks at 70 degrees F (21 degrees C).

30 seeds/pkt, Open Pollinated

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    mlkelly

    Could this be grown in a greenhouse in zone 5 by any chance?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi mlkelly, thanks for writing. like you we’re very excited about dragon fruit. right now as we’re harvesting fruits and cleaning out seeds. anyhow yes, of course, it can be grown in a heated greenhouse throughout the temperate US. richo

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