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Ax Dragon Fruit is a hybrid variety that comes from Hylocereus stenopterus and Hylocereus guatemalensis. This variety also has the species undatus in its gene. The Ax variety is a seedling from the Asunta series.  This variety is likely from an Asunta 1 or 2 and the Condor variety. The name Ax comes from Asunta Cross or A X for short. Spicy Exotics collected this variety from a tropical grower in California.


Ax’s plant growth is similar to the early Asunta series hybrids in size, shape, color, and thorns. The plant material is three-sided with small spins and green color. The Ax variety is a vigorous grower with the young tender plant material that takes longer to harden and mature. Because of this, it is straightforward to train and trellis. 


The flower is a medium-sized bloom with purple inner petals with pink edges fading to white tips while the outer petals are pure purple. We feel it is the best looking of all the purple-flowered Hylocereus hybrids. The flower bud is also impressive, resembling the Asunta series of hybrids. In Louisiana, the flower opens at dusk and closes at sunrise. When compared to other Hylocereus varieties, this is earlier. The stigma is very similar to a Connie Mayer stigma in size and shape; however, it’s much further from the anthers. Flowers of Ax are self-sterile, so we used H. undatus pollen to ensure fruit set.


Fruits weigh in at a pound or just over a pound. The fruit’s mature skin is green, making it difficult to determine when the fruit is ready to harvest. We recommend taking note when the flower opens and harvests the fruit 60 days after blooming. The purple flesh is firm with excellent flavor. Our first fruit gathered ranged from one pound to a pound and a quarter with an average brix of 19. 

In summary, this variety’s aggressive growth, beautiful flowers, and unique yet great-tasting fruit are worth collecting compared to the other Dragon Fruit varieties available at Spicy Exotics. 


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3 reviews for Ax – Hylocereus stenopterus X H. guatemalensis

  1. austinknowsplants (verified owner)

    I just received my AX cuttings I was very pleased. Also great customer service he answered my question in a day. Would recommend and again very happy with them.

  2. austinknowsplants (verified owner)

    I just bought some AX cuttings a week ago. They both are very plump and green. I started growing the two cuttings then a week later ones already growing! I can’t wait to get some fruit! Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you Tye!

  3. austinknowsplants (verified owner)

    Got my 2 AX dragon fruit cuttings 3 weeks ago. When they arrived they were roughly 19-22 inches long. They both looked very plump and green. We put them in a 20 gallon pot and in two weeks one started growing! Right now it’s about 2 and a half inches. Just at the start of the 3rd week the other cutting has new growth a little green bump! Both looking very good would recommend shopping for your dragon fruit cuttings at spicy exotics!

    Love the website and thank you Tye! AAA+

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Ax – Hylocereus stenopterus X H. guatemalensis


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