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This variety requires pollen from another compatible variety to set fruit

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Bruni Dragon Fruit is a hybrid variety from Hylocereus stenopterus and Hylocereus undatus. It is one of three hybrid clones created by German hybridizer Eckhard Meier. The other two siblings are Connie Mayer and Kathie Van Arum. Spicy Exotics aquired this variety from a tropical nursery in California.


The growth is very tender and three-sided, which is typical of Hylocereus. The tenderness comes from the mother plant, Hylocereus stenopterus. Spines are often tiny single thorns that are similar to their sister clone Connie Mayer.


The flower of Bruni is a medium-sized bloom with inner petals being purple shading to light pink edges and white tips. Before flowering, the flower bud is equally impressive. In Louisiana, the flower opens at dusk and closes at sunrise. When compared to other varieties, this is much earlier. One downside to Bruni is it is self-sterile but will set fruit with pollen from different varieties that do not contain the stenopterus gene.


Fruits are small and plentiful, often weighing .25 to .75 pounds. The green skin, when ripe, has a transparent pink color with lemon-lime green fins and white flesh. The longer the fruit is on the vine, the sweeter it is. In Louisiana, this took 45 days compared to 30 days for other Hylocereus species. Testing results in 2016 had a Brix rating as high as 21.3. The flavor profile was a rosy floral and very yummy. This Dragon Fruit is excellent eaten fresh, in jams, as a garnish, or as juice in drinks. Check out our Pinterest page for other great uses of this variety.

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3 reviews for Bruni – H. stenopterus X H. undatus

  1. Diana M Traylor

    Of all the money that I have spent over the years for plants (and believe me, I am old) this is truly a remarkable purchase that I have made. I would call it – “the best of the best”. Thank you!

    • Tye Miller

      Thank you, Ms. Diana for such kind words. At Spicy Exotics we send the best of the best plant material, no exceptions or the plant is sold out until cuttings reach the desired size.

  2. jwang6636

    This is certainly one of the best cuttings I’ve ever received from buying dragon fruit online. When I got it it was thick, green and healthy. I would certainly recommend this and buy again.

  3. matthewadamache (verified owner)

    One of the quicker growers one here, bruni is a beautiful plant. The tips of each segment are a neon pink/purple that makes it stand out from other varieties. Aside from the characteristic tender and waxy growth of stenopterus, it is just as hardy as an undatus. Its a quick grower, and on top of that a beautiful one.

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Bruni – H. stenopterus X H. undatus


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