5 Types of Dragon Fruit (With Pictures)
Dragon fruits are some of the most exotic fruits, only growing in specific locales in relatively small amounts. As far as taste, most varieties are between kiwi and pear, but with unique twists. Interestingly, many types of dragon fruits are named after musical artists and albums. Let’s check out some of the most popular types of dragon fruit cultivars and what sets them apart from each other.
The 5 Types of Dragon Fruit
1. White Dragon Fruit
Most people are probably familiar with this type of dragon fruit, with some of the most iconic varieties in the world. White dragon fruit tends to have thick pink skin and white flesh studded with black seeds. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular white dragon fruit.
2. Red Dragon Fruit
Red dragon fruits are some of the most visually stunning, with a spherical shape that’s studded by little leaves called bracts. They appear similar to their white relatives, but with a rich red fruit that’s not unlike watermelon. Let’s find out a bit about these fruits below.
3. Pink Dragon Fruit
While sometimes considered red dragon fruit, these are actually a distinct category of their own, with flesh colors ranging from pale pink to hot pink. They have a wide range of types with their own unique tastes and looks, so let’s check out a few.
4. Yellow Dragon Fruit
Yellow dragon fruit is considered the sweetest of all types, with just one variety reigning supreme. The yellow peel comes off to reveal a translucent white fruit with larger black seeds than most other dragon fruits. Most yellow dragon fruit comes from Ecuador, and it’s nicknamed the “gateway dragon fruit” because of its sweet, addictive taste.
5. Sour Dragon Fruit
Also known as stenocereus, the sour dragon fruit is a somewhat niche variety. It’s commonly harvested in Mexico and arid parts of Latin America, where people love its juicy and tangy fruit. Instead of sweet like other dragon fruit, sour dragon fruit has a distinctly sour taste that makes it unappealing for mass markets. Most notably, these fruits yield more juice than any other type of dragon fruit.
Most people probably aren’t aware that there are so many types of dragon fruit, from snow-white to hot pink and stunning red. Dragon fruits are some of the sweetest exotic fruits you can get your hands on, and the music references are always amusing as well.
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