Dragon fruit, also known as Pitaya or Pitahaya, is a member of the cactus family
The Dragon fruit plant has also been nicknamed Belle of the Night, Cinderella plant, Night Blooming Cereus, Queen of the Night, and Moonflower, as its flowers only bloom for one night each year. During the short window overnight, the large, extremely fragrant flowers are pollinated by moths, bats, or by hand, although some varieties can self-pollinate. Despite the short-lived flowers, the plant will bear fruit about 4-6 times each year.
The juicy, spongy yet dense pulp offers a subtle sweet flavour with notes of berry, pear, kiwi, and watermelon, sometimes with just a hint of sourness. The white flesh dragon fruit is the less sweeter of the 3 varieties we have available, with the sweetest being the yellow pitaya.