Rixford is a Dragon Fruit hybrid variety from the genus Hylocereus. The fruit is a round non-self-pollinating 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.
Dragon fruit can be grow in containers or in the ground as long as they are planted in well-drained soil, full sun and trained to a trellis to support weight of this fast-growing cactus. Protect from hard freezes.
Dragon Fruit Plant Care: All of 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 full shade to full sun over a period of at least three weeks. Dragon fruit is 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. Dragon fruit plants can be grown in large containers or the ground. 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.