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1 Halley’s Comet Dragon Fruit Plant
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You will receive 1 ROOTED “Halley’s Comet” Pitaya Hylocereus Dragon Fruit Plant
Halley’s Comet Dragon Fruit
HALLEY’S COMET IS A HYBRID OF A WHITE FLESHED AND RED FLESHED FRUIT. IT IS INCREDIBLY LARGE, TYPICALLY WEIGHING 1.5-2.0 LBS. THE FRUIT IS SLIGHTLY MORE ROUNDED THAN THE PHYSICAL GRAFFITI, AND THE FINS ARE MORE ABBREVIATED. IN ALL OTHER RESPECTS THEY ARE NEARLY IDENTICAL.
Dragon 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 Fruit
Roots 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.