Other Names: Pitahaya, dragonfruit, strawberry pear, pitaya (also used for similar related fruits)
Native to: Central America
Fruit: The pink, round, scaled fruit can be up to 5" long. The flesh inside can be white or magenta. Other pitaya species may have golden skin and flesh. There are numerous tiny black seeds.
Size: The cactus vines can be up to 20' long.
Hardiness: Zones 10-11
Propagation: Seeds or stem cuttings
Uses: The dragon fruit is usually eaten fresh and chilled. It can also be used to flavor desserts.