Dragonfruit

Dragon fruit is perhaps most common as the red dragonfruit cactus fruit (the red dragon fruit has red flesh or red pulp). The delectable and nutritious dragon fruit is the fruit of the vinelike dragonfruit cactus. The dragonfruit cactus blooms only at night, blooming several times each year with beautiful huge fragrant blooms. Pollination is by nocturnal pollinators such as moths and bats rather than the more common pollinators of the day such as bees, although bees will pollinate the dragon fruit flowers when they open at dusk if the bees are still active at that time. Pollination by fruit bats is actually a very important natural process, in spite of a lot of people's aversion to the fuzzy little creatures! Since the dragonfruit cactus only comes to fruiting after a successful pollination - even self pollinating dragonfruit plants can fail to create dragonfruit fruits when they don't get the help of these essential nocturnal creatures to enable them to pollinate properly.

Dragonfruit

The complete dragonfruit cactus (including red dragon fruit) pages at Foodlywise.com will introduce you to all aspects of the dragonfruit cactus and dragonfruit cactus fruit including health benefits of dragonfruit and where to buy dragonfruit and…

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