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Yellow Dragon Fruit Cactus

Exotic Beauty & Irresistible Flavor: Fruits June – September


Container Plant Container Friendly (Recommend Container Grow in Colder Climates)
Growing Zone 9B - 11B
Pollinator Self Fertile
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Product Description

Yellow Dragon Fruit Cactus – Exotic Beauty, Irresistible Flavor

Transform your garden into a tropical oasis with the Yellow Dragon Fruit Cactus. Known for its stunning appearance and delectable taste, this exotic cactus brings a touch of enchantment to your fruitscape™. Whether you’re a dedicated gardener, a culinary adventurer, or simply looking to elevate your garden with a visually striking and delicious fruit, the Yellow Dragon Fruit Cactus is a captivating choice.

The Yellow Dragon Fruit, also called Pitaya, bears breathtaking fruits that are a feast for the eyes and the palate. With its vibrant yellow skin, adorned with prominent scales, this fruit stands out in any garden or fruit basket. Cut it open, and you’ll be greeted by a dazzling display of magenta or white flesh, speckled with tiny black seeds. The contrast between the vibrant exterior and the succulent interior is a sight to behold.

When it comes to taste, the Yellow Dragon Fruit does not disappoint. Its flavor profile is a delightful balance of sweetness and subtle acidity, reminiscent of tropical paradise. The smooth and refreshing flesh offers a hint of floral notes, with a texture similar to that of a kiwi fruit. Enjoy the Yellow Dragon Fruit on its own, add it to smoothies, salads, or tropical-inspired desserts, or use it as a striking garnish to elevate your culinary creations.

Not only does the Yellow Dragon Fruit Cactus offer visual splendor and an exquisite taste, but it is also a resilient plant that adapts well to a variety of soil conditions. It thrives in well-drained soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH level, ideally ranging from 6 to 7.5. Ensure proper drainage and provide a sunny location to allow this cactus to flourish and reward you with abundant harvests.

Embrace the allure of tropical fruitscaping and transform your yard into a vibrant fruitscape™ with the Yellow Dragon Fruit Cactus. Order your own plant today and indulge in the pleasure of growing and savoring the exotic taste of homegrown Yellow Dragon Fruit.

Cold Hardy20-25°
Container PlantContainer Friendly (Recommend Container Grow in Colder Climates)
Growing Zone9B, 10A, 10B, 11A, 11B
Mature Height10-20 FT
Mature Width5-10 FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Spacing5-10 FT
SunlightFull Sun
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscape™ with Dragon Fruit Cacti

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Dragon Fruit Cactus with our captivating collection. Known for their striking appearance and delectable taste, these exotic plants bring a touch of wonder and delight to your garden.

Dragon Fruit Cacti, also known as Pitaya, boast vibrant and otherworldly blooms that add a dramatic flair to your landscape. Their large, showy flowers open at night, releasing a delightful fragrance that attracts pollinators like moths and bats. The colorful, fleshy fruits that follow are a true marvel, with their vibrant hues and unique shape.

Beyond their ornamental appeal, Dragon Fruit Cacti offer a culinary experience like no other. Their sweet and refreshing flesh, speckled with tiny black seeds, delights the palate with its tropical flavors. Whether enjoyed fresh on its own, added to fruit salads, transformed into smoothies, or used as a unique ingredient in culinary creations, Dragon Fruit is a delightful treat for food enthusiasts.

Dragon Fruit Cacti thrive in warm and tropical climates, basking in full sun to partial shade. They prefer well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter and slightly acidic to neutral (pH 5.5-7.0). Adequate moisture is essential, so regular watering is important, especially during dry periods.

To support their growth and maximize fruit production, Dragon Fruit Cacti benefit from regular feeding with a balanced fertilizer. As they grow, these cacti will require sturdy support, such as trellises or stakes, to ensure proper growth and prevent damage to the delicate branches.

Create a Fruitscape™ masterpiece with Dragon Fruit Cacti, marveling at their captivating beauty and savoring their exquisite flavors. Whether you seek to create a tropical oasis in your garden, enjoy the succulent fruits, or simply add an element of exotic allure to your landscape, Dragon Fruit Cacti will be a treasured addition.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.

Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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