Halley’s Comet Dragon Fruit
A unique and ornamental hybrid dragon fruit, Halley’s Comet produces large fruits weighing up to 2 pounds! Halley’s Comet is slightly slower growing than some other varieties, though that can sometimes be desirable when you see how quickly they grow. Partially self-fertile though it’s still recommended to pollinate with another variety for maximum fruit production.
Tastes like Cadillac rainbows and lots of spaghetti! And we love dragon fruits so you better get ready!
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