Capistrano Valley Dragon Fruit variety comes from the genus Hylocereus undatus and Hylocereus guatemalensis hybrid. The Hylocereus guatemalensis hybrid used was the Delight variety.
The fruit has a bright pink exterior with green fins. Our pictures provided do not show this due to picking the fruit a few days later than should. The flesh is a grayish-white with lots of small crunchy seeds. Fruit weigh between three quarter to one and a half pounds. From a flavor description its more similar to undatus than to the Delight variety. We do find Capistrano Valley to be better than most undatus species.
The flowers of the Capistrano Valley variety are self-fertile. For the first flower cycle, Spicy Exotics hand-pollinated and we suggest this for all types to ensure fruit. This variety is also a robust grower with meaty three-sided stems that are bright green. Small to medium spins occur along the rib line of each stem. Growth, flowers, and fruit are similar to most Hylocereus undatus. Spicy Exotics collected this variety from a tropical grower in California.