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Dragon fruit

Hylocereus Undatus


This fruit is also known as Pitaya, a species of cactus especially in genus hylocereus. The white flesh is embedded with a sesame sized seeds which is also edible, it can be eaten raw or fresh which taste mildly sweet. flower blooms in the evening thus pollination takes place.


it can be easily grown in your backyard but need a wide space becuase of its spreading and climbing vines, it requires full sun to bloom fruit well but some gowers are located in cold regions.


a native from Mexico, Central and South America, these vine like cacti are also cultivated in Malaysia, Vietnam, Southeast of China, They are found in Taiwan and Philippines.

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 21, 2011
Submitted on May 28, 2014

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