Dirk's Dragon Fruit

A pitaya is the fruit of several different cactus species indigenous to the Americas.

Dirk has a wide selection of Dragon Fruit:

Pitaya usually refers to fruit of the genus Stenocereus, while pitahaya or dragon fruit refers to the fruit of the genus Selenicereus (formerly Hylocereus), both in the family Cactaceae. Dragon fruit is cultivated in Peru, Mexico, South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, the United States, the Caribbean, Australia, Mesoamerica, and throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

A single large, split-open red-colored dragon fruit against a white background.

Selenicereus undatus

A bunch of cacti with small, magenta-colored growing dragon fruit.

Selenicereus undatus (Pitaya blanca or white-fleshed pitaya, also known as Hylocereus undatus) has pink-skinned fruit with white flesh. This is the most commonly seen "dragon fruit".

Selenicereus costaricensis

A single large, red-colored dragon fruit against a leaf-green background.

Selenicereus costaricensis (Pitaya roja or red-fleshed pitaya, also known as Hylocereus costaricensis, and possibly incorrectly as Hylocereus polyrhizus) has red skinned fruit with white flesh.

Selenicereus megalanthus

Two large, yellow-colored dragon fruit on a wood table.

Selenicereus megalanthus (Pitaya amarilla or yellow pitaya, also known as Hylocereus megalanthus) has yellow-skinned fruit with white flesh.