El Grullo is a Dragon Fruit variety that comes from the genus Hylocereus and species ocamponis. This variety originates from El Grullo, Jalisco State Mexico, and has exceptional tolerance to both the heat and cold. It also adapts well to most new conditions. The fruit is a large oval shape with purplish greenish fins on red skin and deep red flesh. The average weight of the fruit is 1 pound. The fruit has a nice sweetness with an average Brix rating of 18. Our first fruit was small and because of this, its rating was 14.5. Although the fruit has a nice sweetness it also has a beet-like flavor. The flowers of El Grullo are night-blooming that have white petals and deep red and yellow calyx (outer peddles). Stems are thick, heavy, three-sided with large sized thorns. The gray-green color allows the plant to tolerate heat and cold much better than other species of Hylocereus. This variety was acquired from a grower in California.