You will receive 1 “Zamarano ” Dragon Fruit rooted plant that is approximately 4” to 6” tall. Planting instructions will be included.Zamarano Dragon Fruit Cactus (hylocereus polyrhizus)This Honduran variety produces sweet 3/4 pound crimson red fruit encased in a red skin with green fins. One of the earliest to flower, it also can self pollinate, making it a good choice for the beginning grower. In comparison to other varieties, it is a rather slow grower, but fairly productive. The fruits produced by Zamorano Dragon Fruit are maroon with red tips in color with a maroon, delicious flesh inside that is edible and tangy. Zamorano is a wonderful mid-high yield, self pollinating variety, medium in size weighing on average 0.5 – 1.0 lbs. Easily adapted to a variety of growing conditions and soils, this beautiful night blooming cactus produces fruit best when allowed to climb on a burlap wrapped totem, trellis or your favorite tree. The huge 10-16 inch round flowers are highly fragrant and beautiful in form, usually lasting just one night.Dragon FruitDragon fruit grows on the Hylocereus cactus, also known as the Honolulu Queen, whose flowers only open at night. The plant is native to southern Mexico and Central America. Today, it is grown all over the world. It goes by many names, including pitaya, pitahaya and strawberry pear. The two most common types have bright, red skin with green scales that resemble a dragon — hence the name.The variety that's most widely available has white pulp with black seeds. The less common variety has red pulp with black seeds.Another variety has yellow skin and white pulp with black seeds. It is referred to as yellow dragon fruit. Dragon fruit may look exotic, but its flavors are similar to other fruits. Its taste has been described as a slightly sweet cross between a kiwi and a pear.Dragon Fruit Nutrition Dragon fruit contains small amounts of several nutrients and is a good source of vitamin C and iron.Here are the nutrition facts for a serving of 3.5 ounces, or 100 grams:• Calories: 52.• Protein: 1.1 gram.• Fat: 0.4 grams.• Carbs: 11 grams.• Fiber: 3 grams.• Vitamin C: 34% of the RDI.• Iron: 10.6% of the RDI.• Thiamine: 2.7% of the RDI.• Riboflavin: 2.9% of the RDI.Given the high amount of fiber and vitamin C, as well as the extremely low calorie content, it can be considered to be a highly nutrient-dense fruit.Growing Dragon FruitRoots can grow from any surface of the plant. Just stick the cutting in dirt and wait for it to grow. Insert a three foot wooden plant stake into the soil approximately two to three inches away from the plant. As the plant grows, use gardening tape to secure the plant to the stake for support. Place the plant in a location where it receives direct sunlight for most of the day. The limbs of Dragon Fruit can grow up to 20 feet long.Please let us know if you have any questions.

1 Zamarano Dragon Fruit Rooted Plant

$20.99
California, US
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