Dark Star Dragon Fruit
A delicious and beautiful dragon fruit variety, Dark Star features deep purple flesh and a refreshing grape-like flavor. Plants are very vigorous and easy to grow as a house plant in northern climates. Be careful not to overwater in winter. Dark Star is self-sterile so it will need another variety in flower to produce fruit.
Latin Name: Hylocereus guatemalensis x H. undatus
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Hardiness: Can be grown where temperatures don’t fall below freezing, though we’ve heard stories of people overwintering them here in Portland if they can be kept dry in winter. If growing in a temperate climate you can grow it in a pot and move indoors for winter.
Bearing Age: 2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-4 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet and refreshing
Fruit Skin: Bright pink with a deep purple flesh
Yield: Many beautiful dragon fruit! Depends on pot size
Pests & Diseases: We’ve not seen them be bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 9a