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Sugar Dragon

Sugar Dragon is a hybrid variety that comes from Hylocereus guatemalensis and another unknown species. This Dragon Fruit hybrid produces small half-pound to three-quarter pound oval-shaped fruit. The external appearance of the fruit is red with tiny deep green, almost brown fins. The inner flesh is a bright red purplish color with a semi-firm texture that is very sweet. The first fruit tested in 2019 had an average brix score of 18, but research has stated a mature plant can produce fruit with a score in the twenties.

The flowers are of Sugar Dragon are plentiful, fragrant, and self-fertile. Pollen is also used widely to assist in pollinating self-sterile varieties. Spicy Exotics considers this variety an excellent universal pollinator. Sugar Dragon is a robust grower with meaty stems that are olive green in color. Thick small spines occur along the rib line of each stem. Stems resemble typical Hylocereus setaceus is size and shape.

The Sugar Dragon Dragon Fruit variety is a clone created by Paul Thomson called 8-S initially. It was a cross using the Houghton and Rixford variety. The 8-S seedlings were later renamed Voodoo Child by a nursery in Florida. Then a few years after that 8-S was renamed by a grower in California Sugar Dragon. Both Voodoo Child and Sugar Dragon resemble one another and are very similar to there parent, Houghton. Spicy Exotics collected this hybrid variety from a tropical grower in California.

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4 reviews for Sugar Dragon – Hylocereus guatemalensis X

  1. matthewadamache (verified owner)

    Stems can be up to 3 inches wide! certainly one of the biggest and meatiest varieties i’ve had the pleasure of collecting. This variety is very hardy, can survive very hot temperatures and grows like a beast!

  2. Stephan Marshall (verified owner)

    Received a beautiful mature cutting of sugar dragon. Thank you spicy exotics! A+++

  3. jtyweiss (verified owner)

    Thick and healthy cutting! Can’t wait for it to give me fruit and pollen!

  4. Gabriel Albores (verified owner)

    I received a very nice healthy 36″ cutting. Due to personal preference, i trimmed the cutting down a little so there was no curve in my cutting to go straight up my trellis set up so it likely was 30″ when it started in its forever home pot. 3 weeks after transplanting into the pot, it is already showing new growth! Very happy with this vigorous healthy growth and plant overall!
    *this was purchased and planted april-may in Arizona.

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