Churning can be felt about 1-3 hours depending on each individual’s metabolism and soon you will be rushing to the toilet in no time! It’s such a joy to savor this god-given gold treasure to mankind. Dragon fruit that has white flesh and pink skin or rind is the most common variety of the fruit. For pregnant ladies especially, high volume of oxygen and nutrients carried by red blood cells is needed to supply to the fetus in the womb, therefore it is highly recommended to include dragonfruit into their daily diet. It's one of my favorite cactus species, the finest of all the dragonfruit and well worth growing at home in the backyard if you can. It’s rare to get one that is still fully attached to it. Hylocereus polyrhizus) which looks almost identical to the red pitaya but has deep red flesh when sliced. So. In countries where pitaya are native, selections from the wild are being used. The most common way is by cuttings and like most other succulents this is easy to do. Being a cactus it can survive periods without watering, although growth rate will be reduced. Origin: Asian countries like Malaysia, Appearance: Red-skinned; red-fleshed The seeds although small take up a good percentage of the volume of the flesh and are really not worth removing during eating, unless of course you wish to try to propagate this wonderful cactus. The yellow skin/white flesh variety of dragon fruit tends to be both the smallest and the sweetest variety. The 'Yellow Dragon' is a self pollinator. Hylocereus polyrhizus ) which looks almost identical to the red pitaya but has deep red flesh when sliced. However, its taste does not live up its exquisite looks. The Rare and Sweetest Dragonfruit: Yellow Dragonfruit/Pitahaya, Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window). On the first photo, we have selected one HUGE–PLUMP-FLAWLESS fruit (about the 2/3 size of a hand) with it’s stem still attached. I know there are dozens of dragon fruit threads with a lot of great info but I couldn't find a thread just about flavor preference. The first is the Costa Rica pitaya ( Hylocereus costaricensis , syn. Unfortunately as seed grown plants take many years to produce fruit it's impossible to tell which plants will end up being keepers until many years down the line. Pitayas are native to the Americas but have become most widely cultivated by South-East Asian cultures since being introduced there via European traders. Here’s a quick GIF on how to get down TASTING this delicious sweet fruit: Step 2: Hold the dragonfruit vertically and sliced into half, Step 3: Spilt it open to show the glistering transaparent white flesh with black seeds within, In case you didn’t get to see it clearly, here’s how it looks like inside, Fiber-alike looking within glistening white flesh with black seeds (does it reminds you of kiwi? Alternatively the seeds can be removed from the flesh by mashing them up in a bit of water, drying them on paper towel for at least a few weeks, then planting. For toddlers, a small amount would do the job. ), The flesh is contained within a thin frame of the exterior skin, transparent-looking with white thread-looking fiber (but you cant feel any fibers at all), with numerous black seeds which looks like a replica of a kiwifruit. According to the University of Florida Extension, the 'Seoul Kitchen' dragon fruit is a self-pollinating variety and will set fruit without hand pollination. The dragon fruit flesh can be white, red or magenta, all to varying degrees, dependant upon variety. Basically, there are three types of varieties under Hylocereus genus (aka night-blooming cactus): Appearance: Red-skinned; white-fleshed Appearance: Yellow-skinned; white-fleshed Taste: Sweetest and finest of all pitahayas. (Especially when there isn’t any pitstop for a toilet break). Overall, it has extremely good taste with great nutritional benefits, that’s why it so special compared to the rest. Yellow Pitaya Fruit (Hylocereus megalanthus). This variety is called Selenicereus megalanthus,and is grown primarily in South America. The fruits of the yellow dragonfruit have a wonderfully handy, built-in timer that signifies when they are ripe. An excellent source of mono-unsaturated fats, it lowers the risks of developing heart disease and high blood pressure by decreasing bad cholesterol levels and replenishing good levels. This variety may be sold under the name Alice, Cosmic Charlie, David Bowe, Guyute, Harpua, L.A. Woman, Neitzel, Seoul Kitchen, Thompson and Vietnamese Jaina. Taste: Least sweet of all the sweet pitahayas. Fruit ripen and become ready to pick from late Autumn to late Winter. Originally native to Mexico, the fruit rise to popularity and were later transplanted to Central America and to other parts of the world. The seeds are soft, easy to eat and add a hint of nuttiness to the overall flavor. 'Yellow Dragon' has thorns on the outer layer of the fruit, white pulp, bright yellow skin, and green-tinted scales. Each fruit weighs between 3/4 and 1 lb. Taste: Sweeter than the above mentioned Hylocereus undatus There are breeding programs in Taiwan, Vietnam, and Israel. On tasting the first mouthful is very sweet, although the taste-buds soon become accustomed to this sweetness and the aftertaste is more watery. If quantity of fruit, self compatibility and heartiness are not a factor, what is your favorite variety? The red-fleshed varieties contain lycopene, a natural antioxidant known to fight cancer and heart disease, and lower blood pressure. Hand pollinating pitaya plants can increase yields, especially in areas where suitable native insect pollinators are absent. 100% sweetness when riped. Talk about the luck of our readers! Taste: Sweetest and finest of all pitahayas. High dietary fiber found in the fruit helps greatly in your digestive system, allowing a quick flush of toxins accumulated in your body, lest lighten the detoxifying-workload of your primary organ, liver, and maintaining optimal health. Many other varieties can have a very mild to bland flavour such as the Vietnamese Giant. Amorentia Nursery will retain the propagation rights to this series of white-, pink-, and red-fleshed cultivars, while growers will receive shares in the Amorentia Sweet Dragon Fruit marketing company. “The plants in these orchards can easily be top-grafted over to the new sweet varieties.” The dragon fruit, or pitaya, is indigenous to South and Central America, and the name refers to the fruit of several cactus species.