: Hylocereus Costaricensis~ Red Dragon fruit~Sweet Pitaya 15 seeds: Garden & Outdoor. Hylocereus costaricensis has a wide range, is very common to abundant, and although there are threats none of these are significant enough to warrant a. 1- Introduction to the Species Hylocereus costarica – Red-fleshed Pitahaya 2- Characteristics of the Species Hylocereus costaricensis.

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Flavor — When testing for sweetness of the Dragon Fruit a device called a refractometer is used.

It uses the brix scale of sweetness. This scale ranges from 0 to The higher the number the sweeter the fruit.

Hylocereus costaricensis – H. costaricensis

In addition to sweetness any unique attributes such as size and flavor are also considered when giving this rating. Fruit Production — For the rating we look at how many fruits are produced costaricesis a single plant.

Also, how easy or difficult it is to grow is considered. For example, a variety that is self-fertile will get a higher rating than an non self-fertile variety.


Growing — This is a rating of the overall hardiness of the plant. In addition to this, we also look at how quickly the plant adapts from cuttings and how long it will take before producing the first fruit.

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This is a cactus species native to Central America and northwestern South America. This plant is known for having some of the largest stems made by any Dragon Fruit variety. They are extra large, three-sided growth with medium size spines.

The flower buds emerge with red outline on the edges of the bud. The night blooming flowers are huge inches and need assistance to set fruit as this variety is not self-pollinating. Because of this, it lacks a 5 rating in fruit production.

Hylocereus costaricensis – Wikipedia

When the fruit is produced, they are about. This flesh has a firm texture with a tangy kiwi type flavor.

The sweetness is also present with an average brix score of In our fall fruit stayed on the vine around 10 days longer than normal. This allowed the fruit to mature without rupturing from the summer heat. Every year the fruit has an attractive external appearance. This fruit has indicaxanthin, a type of betaxanthin, a plant pigment antioxidant.


All around, this is one of my favorites. Tye Miller — July hylodereus, This unique costaeicensis is like no other.

A nice balance of acidity and sweetness with a firm texture making it one of my favs. The stems ocstaricensis huge and a strong grower as well.

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