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DRAGONFRUIT #3: Plant #4

Climbing a 60 ft tall Oak tree

Hylocereus spp.

Family Cactaceae

The Hearns residence, Palmetto, Florida, USA.

 

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Sweet Dragonfruits come in the following 3 varieties:

 

Hylocereus undatus (red pitaya)

Red-skinned fruit with white flesh, the most commonly-seen "dragon fruit".

 

Hylocereus costaricensis (Costa Rica pitaya)

Red-skinned fruit with red flesh

 

Hylocereus megalanthus (yellow pitaya, formerly in Selenicereus)

Yellow-skinned fruit with white flesh.

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Taken on April 9, 2011