Zamorano Dragon Fruit is a Hylocereus polyrhizus hybrid that is native to Honduras. It is a variety collected from the agriculture university and this is where it received its name. This variety is a small to medium-sized fruit typically weighing .75 to 1 pound. The skin of the fruit is red with dark green fins. The flesh is crimson red and has a sweet mild flavor. This fruit is great eaten fresh, in jams, as a garnish, or even juiced in drinks. Check out our Pinterest page for other great uses of this variety. Some have said the fruit of Zamorano to be awful tasting, however this is not the case with our variety. This is usually the case when growing in different regions of the country or world or a mislabeled plant material. Our variety was acquired from a grower in Florida.
Flowers are night-blooming and are quite huge, over 14 inches across. Stems are a darker green three-sided growth with medium-sized spines. This variety is a great source of pollen as well as being one of the first varieties to bloom and continuing to flower all year long. As a starter, growth is on the slower side but gets better when mature. Because of this slow growth supplies are limited and this plant sells out yearly.