Rixford is a Dragon Fruit hybrid variety from the genus Hylocereus. The fruit is a round medium to large sized purple fleshed fruits that weight 1.0 to 1.5 pounds. The plant is slow growing in the beginning and needs to be more mature to bloom. Once mature it becomes a high producer. The fruit is very tasty with a nice amount of sweetness.
Self-Sterile - It needs cross pollination to set fruit, usually done by hand pollination from another variety.
Dragon fruit are a tropical fruiting cactus. Dragon fruit will not grow in cold climates, so make sure that the temperature is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent cold damage. Protect from hard freezes. Dragon fruit can be grown in containers or in the ground, planted in well-drained soil, full sun and trained to a heavy-duty trellis to support weight of this fast-growing plant. Avoid overplanting into very large containers, instead, gradually increase container size in relation to the plant size. We recommend a complete fertilizer during the growing season. Avoid overwatering in the winter to ensure the plant does not rot off.
All our dragon fruit plants have been greenhouse grown. When you receive your plants, please be patient in acclimating them to their new environment. This means slowly transitioning them from shade to full sun over a period of at least three weeks to avoid sun scald. This could take longer in extreme heat.
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