Bruni Dragon Fruit is a hybrid variety that comes from Hylocereus stenopterus and Hylocereus undatus. It is one of three hybrid clones created by German hybridizer Eckhard Meier. The other two types are Connie Mayer and Kathie Van Arum. These clones are also available in our online store.
The Bruni flower 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. The growth is very tender and three-sided that is typical of Hylocereus. The tenderness comes from the mother plant Hylocereus stenopterus. Spines are often tiny single thorns that are similar to its sister clone Connie Mayer. 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. Testing results in 2016 had a Brix rating as high as 21.3. Spicy Exotics aquired this variety from a tropical nursery in California.